Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Goodbye House

We have moved out to renovate the house. It's strange to look back at this photo because the mango tree has been gone for some time now. What I am struggling with at the moment is saving the plants that are living through the renovation. By and large we have left most of the beds and our temporary space is a big large garden.
The sealing wax palm moved with me and when we are ready to go home, it will come home with me again.

The upside of all of this is that I get to start all over again in many areas. The garden has been surprisingly resilient and many things are blooming (even though I know that this is a sign of stress) and there are areas that still look lovely.
The house will never look like this again and that is kind of sad, but she was a bit like an ageing dowager, badly in need of an overhaul. She looked good at a distance but close up the cracks were beginning to show - literally so.
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3 comments:

Nicole said...

Good luck in your renovations and new garden!

Babette said...

Oh, it just looks LOVELY. One day I will see her in her new glory. You make me miss having a garden...although I've planted our little patch with some herbs and some flowers...

Barbara said...

I guess when you are returning "home", you will love your new/old house as much as on your departure. Won't you miss your garden in the meantime?
Have a good time!
Barbara