Everywhere I go, I take pictures. Strange things may strike my attention. Often, I am looking at ideas for landscaping on our land and for farm ideas. Other times, I am just enjoying the scenery.
A while back, I took photos at a cousin's wedding near Austin, Texas. This property was majestically landscaped. Their outdoor wedding had guest chairs facing a fenced lush pasture with grazing cattle. Pure Texas. I loved it.
This is beautiful, but it sure would take a lot of hard work.
My grandmother would always say, "It doesn't matter where you live, you can make any place nice and neat." She was right, but it sure is easier to start with good bones. I'd say the property above definitely had the bones needed to produce a beautiful place for gatherings, even a wedding for hire! But, I am just as happy with my acreage and its sticker burrs and blackberry thorns and the hundreds of pine cones everywhere.
Even so, I can't help but look at this perfectly manicured property and wish that our place would look like this before we renew our wedding vows on our acreage this coming September, but I don't think that's going to happen because I lost my magic wand last year. Darn.