Farm girls need the cool crunch of grass beneath their feet, and the umbrella of tall, protective tree branches, that reach high into the blue sky, at any given moment. Especially on a nice day.
And this would describe my Maui back yard to a perfect T.
It was because of the garden, that really becomes a natural extention of a ground level patio.
This is what I wake up to each morning, along with my kona coffee.
One condo we stayed at last year was lovely, but I felt confined greeting the outdoors from a tall patio, far away from my beloved grass.
Napili Point worked for me! And so does this.
The grounds keepers came through yesterday, mowing and clipping to perfect, and the next morning, this was all back again.
I even managed to get a few flowering branches to decorate with. 🙂
There is something to be said about starting your day in outdoor surroundings. If off electronics, your mind wanders to other things vs the latest flashing youtube video on Facebook.
The different mind set has helped me contemplate the changes I’d like to see in our lives, and how to incorporate them. I think what I’ve been missing in my own life is a little more silence to think. Does that make sense?
We are starting to settle into somewhat of a loose routine. Teens love to sleep in, so I sneak out here each quiet morning, with my coffee (and at times, electronics), and allow myself to wake up to this, along with my many little bird friends. I feel a little like Cinderella.
The stories I could already tell already are coming on fast and furious, such as the chef I met at the pool grill last night, and I’m a little fearful of forgetting the finer details! But I’m still uncertain how to handle blogging about this trip. I know you’re here for junk… which I’m diligently mindful of, as we tour around. So just how much do you even want to hear about our newfound island lifestyle?
I’m debating on keeping a journal so I don’t forget. Then maybe I’ll create condensed stories from that on a variety of topics.
Time to take a small wander through my backyard… I wonder what I will discover today?
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