little boots in the garden…

it’s hard to stay wordless sometimes. there’s a story behind the wordless wednesday post from yesterday.

boots in the garden

i’ve been out in the garden again. raking. so much raking. the old pine tree sheds quite a bit of its needles over the winter.

as i was raking, i found a volunteer…

purple crocus

you know, one of those plants that shows up uninvited, but welcome nonetheless. last year, it was a strawberry plant…

strawberry plant

i was going to transplant the purple crocus to a different spot, but before i could, the boys had built a rock garden around it.

purple crocus in rock garden

and so it stays. smack dab in the middle of the lawn. one less spot to rake.

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29 Responses to little boots in the garden…

  1. What a delightful pebble circle :-)
    They are my favourite kind of ornament …..I have collections of them all over my house.


  2. 'Joyce' says:

    Hullo Ana, oh how lovely, I am so glad you decided to make it word-ful (??). what a lovely story about your boys little rock garden.

  3. Tara says:

    So glad you added words. I needed to know the story.Would make a good book cover!

    • imadeitso says:

      hi tara, i love that! i often see things in those ways too. or look at book cover art and wonder what the writer really felt about it. they often don’t have much choice in it right? (but you did!)

  4. Ann says:

    Oh that is the sweetest thing! Kid surprises are the best. Love your bun in the header pic too. :)

  5. Corey says:

    I did not notice the crocus in the Wordless post.

  6. To sweet! Kids are incredible.

  7. Angela says:

    Awww, what sweet, sweet boys.

  8. Camille says:

    That is amazingly cute. I can’t wait to dig outside. The weather has been so cold. In fact it’s snowing right now. Crazy Utah weather.

    • imadeitso says:

      it’s been up and down here too. though, i’m kind of excited that that there is no snow and we might be able to have an egg hunt *gasp!* outdoors this year! (i’ve probably gone and jinxed it now.)

  9. Cessie says:

    I so love that they wanted to protect something beautiful and delicate- such sweetness! Thanks for the story, it makes the picture even more precious!

  10. Oh my goodness I love this-it’s just about the sweetest thing EVER! SO glad you added words!

  11. e l l a says:

    This is so sweet Ana.
    your boys are so sweet and this is such a cute moment to treasure….

    • imadeitso says:

      thank you ella. it’s nice to focus on these quiet and fleeting moments. (you know, the rest are noisy and fleeting moments! seriously, it goes by way too quickly!)

  12. ~*~Patty says:

    your precious boot boys know treasure when they see it…
    I Love the stone crocus wreath they created…
    protectors of earth’s gifts!
    SO sweet!!!

  13. Beth says:

    how beautiful ?

  14. Lindsay Ann says:

    Now I love this picture even more!

    What wonderful children!

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