Ladies of Hive Community Contest #81 - Memories of a Simpler Time
Welcome to my corner of Hive!
My witchy cottage
Hello to all the lovely ladies and gentlemen of Hive. I have been so busy with work and life that I almost missed the contest!
I would like to invite @konaqua to the community. Her art creations are spectacular 😍
I choose the second question because a garden is out of the equation right now. I just moved in my house last summer and funds are very tight. My backyard is a blank canvas and I hope to fill it with a variety of vegetables and medicinal plants someday. I want to plant many fruit trees as well. I plan to share my crop at the local farmer's market. For now, I will just grow tomato plants in pots. I love tomato sandwiches 😋
Simpler World in Modern Times
Do you ever wish for simpler times, or do you prefer the modern 'techy' world of today? Which would you choose to live by, and why?
I must say, my memory of simpler times in the 70s and 80s has me feeling nostalgic. I grew up watching my papaw grow an acre garden every year. He was so proud of his hard work. My family would harvest, preserve and eat a variety of homegrown vegetables. He once let me grow my own patch of cantelope at age 20. My mamaw said it was the sweetest cantelope she had ever eaten. The secret... sand mixed into the soil.
Land where my papaw used to garden
As a child, we played outside most of the time. I do remember getting an Atari video game player, but we still preferred the outdoors. I spent a lot of time in this one tree in our backyard. It had these giant leaves, pencil shaped beanpods and gorgeous flowers. I was a tomboy and climbed that tree almost everyday. I called it my elephant tree because the leaves reminded me of elephant ears. I now know it is called the Northern Catalpa tree.
I sometimes find myself longing to be back in the safety of that tree. I recently visited the old house where I grew up. My tree is gone now, but the house hasn't changed much. One of my best friends from high school bought my grandparents house years ago after they passed away. I visited with her for a few and got some nice pictures with my cell phone camera.
This brings me to a very important fact. If it weren't for modern technology, I wouldn't be sharing this with you now. I am very thankful for the modern "techy" world. It brings us all together. I still long to be in that tree. Safe from all the negativity that our modern world comes with. I think it's important to unplug often and get back to nature. Whether it be digging in the garden, walking in the woods, climbing a mountain, or sitting by a waterfall. Get outside. Breath fresh air. Enjoy the simplicity of nature.
Peace be with you all 😇
The house where I grew up
I used to hide on that chimney, too
My friend still has my mamaw's oven 🥰