I'm thinking this photo was taken in 1971. Long ago, eh? My mother worked hard at a job she didn't like that much but a job she needed. There were things like the mortgage and food and expenses for my Nana who lived with her and my father. This hill in the backyard was quite a project for her but it gave her a needed relaxation after those hours in Washington DC, in an office next to the parking lot of the beautiful government building, a parking lot that often had vans waiting and filling her office with exhaust fumes.
The garden was her escape.