I planted flowers at my door beneath my “Welcome” sign, to greet me and visitors as they arrive at our home.
There’s something about fresh flowers at the entry of a home that gives it that “Home Sweet Home” feeling. If you plant fragrant ones, it’s an added bonus. Now you could say that I’m torturing the person that has allergies or is scent sensitive, but hey, flowers are EVERYWHERE. I’m just relocating some closer to my house!
Flowers remind me of my Grandma’s house and they remind me of some of my Aunt’s houses. They all had LOTS of flowers. So for me, flowers are more than just something to look at and smell, they are attached to fond memories.
There’s also something about going outside in the early morning to water them. While I’m out there, I enjoy listening to the birds singing as I water my flowers before the sun rises full for the day. In the evening, I enjoy the sounds of frogs and crickets as I water the ones that dried out in the full sun.
Battle Ground, WA is a quiet place to live. The town is located far enough away from the interstate that it doesn’t get the roar of freeway traffic that typically covers up the sounds of nature in a large city.
If you work in Vancouver, WA or Portland, OR and you’re tired of living in the city, consider moving to Battle Ground, WA. It’s a GREAT place to live!