"The year of the Jubilee has come;
Gather the gifts of Earth with equal hand;
Henceforth ye too may share the birthright soil;
The corn, the wine, and all the harvest-home."
~ Edmund Clarence Stedman.
|This photo is looking out from our pergola straight the across the (brown)|
lawn and behind the keyhole garden to Jubilee Park.
As I have mentioned previously, I turned 50 this year. Prior to my birthday my husband asked me what I would like for my birthday. I didn't want any more jewelry. In fact I didn't want any thing extra in the way of personal possessions. I already have enough to look after, thank you very much.
However I did want something to mark such a landmark birthday. A big party to celebrate my birthday did not appeal to me. Though nice, I felt that a party was too transitory a thing for my 50th birthday.
I pondered and I thought. I thought and I pondered. Then I hit upon an idea. A very whimsical idea. For my birthday I wanted a park! No I didn't want to visit a park. I wanted my own park. One with trees and lawn, just like a public park only smaller.
|This photo was taken from the middle section of Jubilee Park looking toward|
I explained my park idea to my husband. I informed him we already had the perfect spot to turn in to my park. And of course I already had a name for the park. It was to be called Jubilee Park. Yes really, in honour of my Jubilee. Because believe it or not I have worked long and hard to make it this far.
|This photo was taken from the southern side. Yes that is a clothesline.|
It was there before we bought the property. Whoever installed it made darn sure
it wasn't going anywhere. I am trying to grow wisteria up and over the structure.
This is a landscaping project that will be a few years in the making. Once finished it will be a cool, relaxing place to sit and connect with nature.