My Secret Yet Not So Secret Garden

Yes, my “secret garden” is just my weedy backyard. Yes, I can usually hear approximately seventy-five lawnmowers and three chainsaws going at once. And yes, I was swatting at bugs sixty percent of the time. But it is all tolerable . It’s still my secret yet not so secret garden, and I’m grateful for any “bit of earth” I can call my own. With all the national parks closed, I’ve felt disconnected from nature this spring. I’m so eager to run through an empty field, climb a rocky mountain, walk into some dark woods, or picnic beneath a big oak. But for now, my yard will do. And finally, on the last day of April, the April weather has arrived!

When I was switching my winter clothes to summer clothes, I came across this denim jumpsuit. I’m positive that I’ve never seen it before and have no idea how it found its way into my storage containers over the winter. It fits and I like it, so maybe I should just be happy to find it. Still, I consider it slightly strange.

And lastly, I’d like to raise a teacup of roses to Frances Hodgson Burnett for introducing me to my longtime friend, Mary Lennox. We get along pretty well now, even though she was a little unusual at first. But then, so was I… We both have a need for outdoor spaces of beauty and an obsession with old keys. Friends we are and friends we’ll stay, quietly in our own secret gardens.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

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jumpsuit // no idea

flower crown // icing

sneakers // stolen from my sister

bag // target

hat // thrifted

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Have you been able to enjoy the beautiful outdoors lately? We need all the sun we can get at present.

Which Frances Hodgson Burnett book is your favorite?

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Megan Joy

5 thoughts on “My Secret Yet Not So Secret Garden

  1. The Secret Garden has always been a favorite of mine. Your backyard is so woodsy, I love it! Mine is very open and the views are great from my deck, but it’s not ideal for feeling like I’m out on a nature walk. Lucky for me, there is some public access land that is in the hills of my neighborhood, between farm land, and that’s my favorite place to hike right now.

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    1. Okay, I just stopped by your blog and read your two latest posts about hiking and nature. . . Those photos are gorgeous! The snow topped mountains and rolling hills. It’s so beautiful. Just seeing pictures of it put a smile on my face, no wonder it’s your favorite place to hike!
      – Megan Joy

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