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Beach Kites and A Secret Garden In The Making

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Pirate Ship Kite Sailing In The Blue Sky! PHALL PHOTO 2013

Pirate Ship Kite Sailing In The Blue Sky!
PHALL PHOTO 2013

Butterfly Kite PHALL PHOTO 2013

Butterfly Kite
PHALL PHOTO 2013

Labor day weekend cruise down the beach. A lot of happy beach visitors building sand castles, flying kites, playing in the water and picnicking.  We stayed long enough to look for a few agates, and it was hard not to smile at all the folks enjoying the sun and surf and each other! Sorry about the spots on these photos. My camera has issues that I need to deal with, but keep putting off.

The fence is lined with garden plants and treasures, waiting to be placed in the secret garden. PHALL PHOTO 2013

The fence is lined with garden plants and treasures, waiting to be placed in the secret garden.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

I wish I had the real before photo…dead truck, huge pile of bark, old boat. Westport is built on a sand spit, so sand is the base of this new garden.  We will plant tall greenery along fences and on each side of arch, to make it more private.

The arch will be moved to the right, once we get a load of soil. Those are my old metal mop buckets that I painted purple. PHALL PHOTO 2013

The arch will be moved to the right, once we get a load of soil. Those are my old metal mop buckets that I painted purple.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

This is not my property, but I have not had a garden in over 4 years and I got tired of waiting. I still have no idea where I will land permanently, and maybe I won’t. Maybe I will be a beach gypsy who wanders forever. But, damn, I needed a garden, needed to see my pond and plants and garden treasures.

This is taken from the end of my porch...so just imagine when it is filled with plants and flowers and the pond fountain is going...ahhh. PHALL PHOTO 2013

This is taken from the end of my porch…so just imagine when it is filled with plants and flowers and the pond fountain is going…ahhh.
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When I say goodbye to this little secret garden, it won’t be because of a life crisis, (like my last 2 gardens) it will be because I’m off traveling and exploring, or maybe I find a permanent landing spot. For now, I will love love love stepping off my porch into this little piece of heaven.

The little wall goes up. Pouring form for 4' waterfall in next few days. PHALL PHOTO 2013

The little wall goes up. Pouring form for 4′ waterfall in next few days.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

And not a drop of this has anything to do with writing. I had to take a detour before delving back into the memoir series.

Thanks for stopping by, it is always nice to hear from you!

Patti

Author: Patti Hall

Writer, daughter, sister, mom, niece, grani, and friend. Works-in-progress; 3 children's books, some poetry and a memoir series, "Souvenirs from My Heart." Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the beach, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy. I am a widow (2009), lost my sis in 2012, my aunt and a precious grandson in 2013.

25 thoughts on “Beach Kites and A Secret Garden In The Making

  1. I can’t wait to see the finished photos! It will be lovely for you to have your special place again, especially the pond. I hope I get to stop by when we visit Seattle.

  2. I love all the optimism your garden suggests — and promises!

  3. How pretty. I truly miss my water garden that i had in GA. We had koi and it was done in flagstone with a patio and blue irises planted all around. I tried on here but had to fill it in…mosquitoes got bad and the raccoons were eating all of the fish Ha!

  4. Everything, every moment of our lives, has something to do with writing. Thanks for sharing your optimism.

  5. Loved your water garden. If you go to the local wildlife extension and pick up some mosquito fish you’ll have no problem.

  6. great photos wonderful project garden will be interesting finished

  7. Oh Patti 🙂 This is going to look so great come next spring. I can just about imagine it. I hope all is well. Thankfully, August is gone. I know it was difficult for you. **hugs***
    Ellespeth

    • I’m glad you can imagine…you know I learned that some people really can’t.
      We are skipping August next year. Consider it official. My son can have his 25th birthday any day he wants, any month he wants.
      This will go viral, I’m sure.
      How are you doing? I think you may need a HUG!
      HUGS,
      Patti

  8. Your “secret garden” is amazing. That’s my girl, Patti! Live life now, and make it as beautiful as you are capable of making it. When you DO go off exploring, someone else will be able to say, “What a wonderful place this is,” because you have been there.

    • Thank you, Susan.Your messages always smile like the little picture of you! I never thought of that…I like the idea of leaving a garden as my mark :>) Kinda like Z for Zorro, only mine will be a garden!

  9. Always wanted to build one of those pool gardens, but we just don’t have the write grounds for it. And it would just become a breeding place for more mosquitoes. But I doo love them. They are so pretty.

    • It is great therapy too! I can get fish to deal with the skeeters or drop in a tablet, but I have not had the issues with my last ponds…moving water is not what they want…

  10. Where have you been and how are you doing? **hugs**
    Ellespeth

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