Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Alphabet Thursday ....... G

Ok I have 2 themes going on in my head and do not know which way to go.

Both of these are imprtant to me. But would they bore you the reader?

I hope not but fully understand tht people have different values in life.
I am currently reading all about Grace .
Simply put, Grace can be defined as God's unmerited favour.  It is God's free action for the benefit of His people. 

How ever I have decided to go with  another G that is important to me.

I am very fortunate that everywhere I have lived has had a garden.

My first family home had a small garden that we put grass down in and I grew runner beans in the narrowest boarder.

Our second garden was bigger and I remember planting a row of lellandi trees to give us privacy.
Just checked it out on google maps and it is way to big. We did this planting in 1989 so it has had plenty of growing time.

Our third garden was another wonderful space. There was a green house that I grew tomatoes in  I had a radio out there and loved just being in there. Apart from the spiders that is.
There was a very overgrown plant by the garage . This was taken down and a small decked seating area was built in its place.
And now to my present garden
We relocated to this home in 2000.
Having spent ages looking at homes I had a fair idea of garden size . I ended up in  house with a lawn that was it .
I had already made a plan before moving in. As a family we made this garden . Our house name is Eden House this was a name that was suggested by friends of the family an I do believe that my Garden is a piece of Eden .

What is so lovely is that Becky, Liz and Chris all have homes with gardens.
Chris & gem's is all sorted but Becky & Carl and Liz and James have gardens that need landscaping.
AJ to the rescue she has taken cuttings and has hundreds of plants ready to plant up next spring.
They will have gardens to die for.

This my front garden .Originally the grass went right over to the left of the path. I had Ian put the path to save our cars getting scratched by postmen etc.

I hope you have enjoyed this posting  please pop over to Jenny and see what other  G's are on offer


Mary said...

Both Great themes~ enjoyed the pics of your Garden :-)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Both are lovely themes for "G". The garden pics are glorious though!

Jackie said...

If I had a garden it would be a vegetable one. I remember raiding a few gardens when we were kids .

Genie said...

I can certainly relate to your choice of the 2 possible themes. I grew up in south Florida where the houses were so close you could hear back and forth if families were having an argument. Now I live on a little farm and have had gardens for 32 years....ranging from an acre Victory Garden shared with us by friends to out little tiny gardens now. Loved your made us feel like we were right there in your special place. Loved reading the history. A wonderful post.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful choices for G.

I enjoyed reading why you love your gardens.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would have loved any of your choices. I did enjoy seeing the garden though.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Lovely yard/garden in both your front and back. Nice idea for the Letter G. I too love gardening...usually have tomatoes and squash....Texas size!

Jo said...

i would have enjoyed anyone of those topics ... and your garden does look like a lovely little spot! So glad you shared some photos of it!

Teresa said...

Both would have been great topics. I must say, I loved this because my farm is called Eden Hills! I, too, think it is a bit of heaven on earth.

Annesphamily said...

Good post! I love God's grace and a good garden! You posted a great piece today! Anne

Judie said...

Grace is definitely good! And so is Garden!! Your gardens are beautiful. When I was younger I always had a big garden that included lots of flowers. Whenever anyone in the family was having a party, they would come over and cut flowers for the table. I never understood why they didn't just plant their own!

H said...

I certainly remember one of your OT gardens. I remember Mo coming into homegroup to collect Sarah, wearing one of Ian's t shirts because your kids had been water fighting in your garden. Mo joined in, but then stood under the washing rotary drier. You said you didn't care about the dry washing, so they soaked him with the hose pipe. We thought it was hilarious. (So did Mo)

Gattina said...

I too had always a garden at least from 14 years on. Now I live here in Waterloo near Brussels and we have small but very nice garden. Just enough to enjoy when the weather is nice (for once, lol)

Silver said...

Seen from Dinah's blog - just spelled out my G words...

Have a super duper Great day to you !


Silver said...

I'm so sorry to know that, Tracy..
It make us stronger when we surface.


Nora Johnson said...

Two great themes - the garden shots are splendid!

XOXO Lola:)

btw glad you liked my 'G' post too!

My name is PJ. said...

I love the bird!!

Jenny said...

Cute post! Two wonderful G's for our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday today!

I am always enamored of gardens and it was glorious to see yours!

Thank you for linking.


Sue said...

I love a good garden...And a good gardener!

I also love God and His grace.

So this post works for me on every level!


Theresa said...

Lovely post T! Grace, God and Garden lover here too:) Love your blog header too.

La said...

God and grace go hand in hand. Thank you for sharing your wonderful garden. La

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Your gardens are lovely. Do you have rabbits? I saw the pen and wondered. The yard is beautiful. Grace was an excellent choice too!

Terra said...

Oh I did enjoy this post. I love gardens!!!!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Gardens are a grace of God. So, you got all three in. :-)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Grace and God's goodness and a Beautiful garden. How glorious they all are!

Blessings & Aloha!
I'm getting a chance to catch up on blog reading...if you get a chance to stop by my place, please do. And I do appreciate you stopping by and for your prayers regarding my dad. I can't recall if I already thanked you, so if I had already...Thank you again :o)

Cheryl said...

I loved all of the themes you chose. Great G post. Glad you found a way to grow your garden. I'd be a bit lost without mine.

Pondside said...

I love all your 'G's' today! Of course there is Grace to be derived from gardening!