Then trying to do a lot in a little amount of time. I wanted to get my fairy garden back and of course I wanted it NOW! We brought in loads of dirt to help the yard and even rented a loader that was suppose to help with the heavy stuff.
The loader was different then the last one we rented and as such was more trouble than help. Okay! Then let's start instead with re-establishing the fairy houses under the Apple Tree (which was the first tree we planted in the upper back yard) and a smaller project.
Looking at the back yard I realized that besides all the weeds, it was like - where are my pansies/violets? This whole back yard section was usually covered in pansies and strawberries. The strawberries where hanging in there..but sigh, no pansies. Now the interesting thing about pansies is they are a one time per year type of plant. Since pansies don't come back year after year, one has to keep restocking.. Did you know if you let pansies go to seed, then next year you will get violets which is the root of the pansy. So where were they now? Even if the pansies weren't here and the strawberries were still here...where were the violets?
This was at the end of my window of opportunity and the grass was very well established under the apple tree. This was a bigger project then my helper's time would allow and it looked like it was going to be a wash.
But fairies are very smart creatures and as I was also reminded of the energy as stated here by Doreen Virtue:
"Although you may still feel spacey and have strong desires to crawl
into a comfy bed and sleep for a week, it's also true that you've been
getting lots of ideas and insights lately. Because you're walking around
in a dream-like state, your consciousness is more open to explore the
universe . . . and to receive answers and guidance. It's like you're having
one long out-of-body experience right now, where you're hanging out
in the ethers with your angels and really wise guide...Your angels have
given you valuable ideas which - if you'll take action upon these ideas -
will elevate your life to outstanding new levels. Make today about
taking at least one action step related to an idea you've recently had."
So I did. I planted the bleeding heart bush I had bought over the weekend in the section where we had started our retaining wall...
So part of this story is... if we get everything we desire and all at once, then we would have no story to tell on how we arrived where we did on our paths. Enjoy the beginning.