my favorite things outside

One of the best parts about living in the burbs is just how much outdoor time you can really have. This does potentially lead to many many trips to Lowes but it also leads to sun-kissed cheeks and slightly blonder hair. 

While I clearly love my whole garden, I think one of the best parts is certainly the "slate" walkway. I had spent so much time getting all those silly lobster bricks from the beach. I honestly thought I was done stealing things from nature. Then I realized I needed a path... or I would be weeding all the time.

I love the path because I made it myself. It feels like the anchor to the garden. The hub. Everything starts from it. I'm not sure what will happen to it each year. Do I take it all up and re-do it? Probably. Next year, I'll find a way for the drip irrigation system to not run right through it. Cause that's pretty annoying. But honestly, there is something therapeutic about readjusting the stones. Filling in the gaps. Shifting them around. It's like a puzzle. 
No, it's not perfect. It's a little bumpy and uneven. But with each little rain storm and passing day, the ground settles more around it. Kinda love it. Plus, I didn't pay for any of it at Lowes or Aubuchon. I looked back at my credit card statement to see how many times I went and it now makes so much more sense why the lady at Lowe's started to recognize me. And if I'm being honest, I feels like there might be some trips missing from this listing.
Other favorite parts of the yard? All my red geraniums. I fell in love with the picturesque red geraniums of Provincetown during our trip last year. It's weird that I don't have a picture of them at all... but they were just so simple and punchy and awesome. I got a bit particular about the shade of red. Lowe's just didn't have it at all. Their red was more like a pink. But now, it's pretty nice to come home and see bright red geraniums lining the walkway. There are some downsides however. The red is so strong that it stains the granite stones. Win some, lose some.

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