Well here is Spring and I always feel like I can't get enough done in the short time we have before it is just too darn hot to work outside. Like twilight. (Not the Vampire movie, although the mosquitos here could be considered our personal vampires. Ugh!!)
When I am feeling this way, it is good for me to review my "done" photos. Do you keep those? You should. It is a great way to get over yourself and that evil voice that reminds you that you "never get anything that you want to get done, done".
One of the many things I wanted to do to this house and yard when we moved here 11 years ago was to landscape the huge backyard/hill area. Of course I wanted the big pool. That didn't happen. Nothing happened. Except I paid $500.00 every year for someone to come with a weed saw and whack the vegetation on the expanse of hill. For 4 years in a row. Awful.
Then one year I said "I could have $2000.00 in landscaping done by now and started my biggest project yet. I figured I could get it paid off in one year. Ha! But I digress.... The following is a before, during and after of the "Color Theory Garden". A 30' circle of raised beds, a "Time/Thyme Garden", an arbor with a swing, my arty bottle arbor, a little storage shed that I love, a bistro area and a pond. Oh and the rainwater collection area. Enjoy!
Now the beds have their respective color plants in the wheel with a little artistic license. The Swing Arbor is up but not painted and the little shed is being built. Yea!!!
My point to this (and there IS one) is that we all feel like we never accomplish all that we want to do.
Pictures help us put into perspective what our mind numbs us to believing. That things were always done, the same, blah, blah, blah. We can look and say, "Oh yes. I remember how it USED to be" and sit in the swing and have a glass of wine and listen to the waterfall and be refreshed and renewed to actually DO something more.