My first love? Nature. I couldn’t live without my daily immersion, walking in the woods, visiting our waterfall or sitting by the river watching the birds going about their business. It is where I connect to the “peace which passes all understanding.” I have a degree in horticulture, tendย too many gardens around my home and garden for a few clients. I blog… and love it, especially enjoying exchanges with this awesome blogging community.

I travelled a bit in my younger days, but like Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home.” So my life revolves around our little sanctuary of 7.5 acres, taking care of the gardens, house and family that fill my heart with gratitude and contentment. I feel truly blessed!

Feel free to email me, I welcome your questions and comments: elizawaters7.5acres@gmail.com

152 Responses to About

  1. Eva PoeteX says:

    That’s so beautiful! I’m the same way when it comes to nature. I feel so at peace when I’m outside… it’s always such an otherworldly experience. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for checking out my blog. It is much appreciated.

    Much love and light to you! โค

  2. Yes, you are blessed! Great blog!

  3. Kina says:

    What a great way to start my day! Love you sister!

  4. Robbie says:

    Your place is beautiful:-)

  5. Congradulations! I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here is a link to my post for you to accept the award:http://thebelmontrooster.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/my-very-inspiring-blogger-award/.

  6. Spiritbath says:

    Eliza! We awarded you a nominatino for the Sunshine Award!!! Congratulations!! Keep up the great work and thank you for all of your love! Check here: http://spiritbath.com/2014/01/15/spiritbath-has-been-nominated-twice-for-the-sunshine-award-and-once-for-blog-of-the-year/


  7. mk says:

    Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist! Living on seven & one half acres! Bliss! It’s everything I dreamed of when I leave Los Angeles and settle into retirement (which I just began in November). I even considered Massachusetts. I have reconsidered; I don’t think I could handle the cold. But I will be able to enjoy your life via your blog. Thank you for visiting & following – I would not have discovered you otherwise.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks also for the likes and comments, as well as following, your photos are lovely. Yes, it can get pretty cold here, but it can be refreshing if one dresses warmly. Quite different from SoCal! We can offer each other contrasting views. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Sophie says:

    Wow! Beautiful words and beautiful pictures x thank you for introducing yourself x Sophie xx

  9. mfryan says:

    Thanks to you Eliza! Your photos are beautiful! I will enjoy seeing more of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Ganesh says:

    Very nice and inspiring blog, Eliza! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Mandy says:

    Eliza, what a gift to have discovered your comment over on another blog (Kimberly Harding)and find the treasure of your blog here. I’m on a search for balance and in the night thought about trying nature, since nothing else connects. The photos are tremendous and I’ll look forward to studying them. Thank you!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      How kind of you! Welcome! Yes, nature is the most powerful of healers for me, can’t live without my daily dose! I recently read an article based on research in England that found there is a micro-bacteria in soil (and circulates in the air) that does the same thing to the brain as Prozac does. Mother Earth loves and takes care of her children! All is balanced in great perfection.

      • Mandy says:

        Thank you Eliza! I’m so inspired by that, I’m going to put my rain gear on and take my Labradoodle for a walk around the wetlands. Liquid Prozac today ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Eliza Waters says:

        I went on your site and read about Joey, sweet guy! I couldn’t find a comment bar…I wanted to tell you about a website called Angel Animals. http://www.angelanimals.net/
        Great stories about soul healers doing good work here on earth. I think you’ll like it. The authors most likely have books at your library. Their newest one is called “A Dog Named Leaf.”

      • Mandy says:

        Oh dear–I’ve had a problem with comment bars disappearing–I’m new to this blogging business so I may have to do some more homework ๐Ÿ™‚
        Thank you so much for this website–I’m already chomping at the bit (I took a peek!) A Dog Named Leaf looks like one I want to pick up. I’m reading Saving Grace right now by the two guys who own Three Dog Bakery. Can’t put it down! Our walk was great today ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Good, glad you got out in the fresh air, it is wonderful for both head and heart!

      • Mandy says:

        Indeed it is! Got me off to a great start today!

  12. Hello Eliza, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following it.

    I really appreciate your comments and they are truly inspiring ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Rufus Girard says:

    It sounds like harmony! Shows too, in the beautiful pictures you share. r

  14. Jackie says:

    Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! I appreciate it very much. I’ve enjoyed my visit here and I look forward to following your posts too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. It is kind of you to share your photos of your blessing…yes, you indeed do live in a sanctuary…thank you for allowing me to enter it through your blog! You help to create a beautiful world!

  17. You have lovely posts, beautiful pictures, and now a new follower! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Eliza, I’m delighted to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, 2014. You can find out all the details here: http://heartoflifepoetry.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/very-inspiring-blogger-award-2014/
    Whether or not you wish to accept the nomination, I hope it brings you more, much deserved, readership.

  20. mehmakunwar says:

    This is so lovely! stay blessed.

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  22. apeerless says:

    What a beautiful about page. I am much the same.
    Nature for me is like a church for others.There is really
    nothing like it. I am happy to have connected with you.

  23. Lrong says:

    Hello from Japan… lovely blog you have… I like your style: nice pictures and not too many words… ๐Ÿ™‚ Seems like you are living in a really nice place…

  24. Emily says:

    Hi! I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your photos and naturalist knowledge. I’m glad I found your blog!

  25. Jane Lurie says:

    Hi Eliza, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you are inspired. We share a love of nature. Beautiful blog.

  26. Eliza, I’ve nominated you for The Blog Tour Award, I appreciate your works. More information at the site. ~Storm

  27. Vlad Zaycev says:

    Hey! You have very interesting blog and I like it very much! A lot of colorful photos and very clever articles! I’m glad to meet you in my blog too! If you like fashion or music, come! Good luck! And I hope to see you in my blog. -Vlad

  28. Trini Lind says:

    Dearest Eliza! All your recent comments on my blog went to the spam folder! I have no idea why, but I know it can happen. I am so so sorry!! ๐Ÿ˜”. I have unspammed them an replied them, but the reply button in my dashboard did not work so I had to reply from my site. I really hope you will get the notifications! I am really sorry about all this! ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks for letting me know, Trini. I wrote a post about it to alert folks, but maybe you missed it. Ever since they changed the reader, I’ve had trouble with upgraded sites thinking I’m a spammer. Only when you hit APPROVE and NOT SPAM, will I be able to comment on your sites. Askimet is not helping me at all, so I’ve been trying to contact people site by site, what a pain! Glad you found me at last! โค

      • Trini Lind says:

        Oh, yes! I normally dont check spam, but I was moved to do so today, thank God! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป. I will now check it regularly I think, and just ignore those weird real spam messages. I have had biiiig problems after the update too. I still can only comment if I go to the actual sites, and not via the reader. But at least I can comment! ๐Ÿ˜Š. I hope it will all be sorted out soon! ๐Ÿ’–

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Me, too! Thanks for sticking with me, Trini! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Jim in IA says:

    I like your collection of posts and photographs. They are soothing. Thanks for them.

  30. Inger says:

    So happy I came across you blog – your photos are lovely with such a happy feeling to them:)

  31. Hi! Your blog looks lovely, and I can relate to your love of nature and home. I will be following.

  32. natalyadrian says:

    Your blog is so cosy. I’ll be following your posts. Best, Nataly

  33. lorigreer says:

    Looking forward to following your blog. It sounds peaceful. I know I will learn many helpful things.

  34. Mags says:

    We have some things in common…I am a real lover of nature. You have a very nice blog and wonderful pictures.

  35. Hello, I’ve just started blogging and have been looking for like mined bloggers, then I found you! Thank goodness! Your blog is truly inspirational, your knowledge and stunning pictures too. I look forward to following you
    Jenny x

  36. alexraphael says:

    I take plenty of photos for my blog but nowhere near as many as you. Photos as good as yours inspire me to take more.

  37. Great Variety of Images! I like your idea of Wordless Wednesdays – the photo should speak for itself – My photos are almost Wordless as well – although I enjoy adding a short witty caption too.
    I’m joining your followers.

  38. Denzil - Life Sentences says:

    I love visiting your blog. It’s so peaceful! And the photos are just marvelous. I’ve added it to my list of Inspirational Bloggers!

  39. Daal says:

    thank you for visiting my blog – am much enjoying your lovely site ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Judie Sigdel says:

    Your 7.5 acres and your life sound like heaven to me. โค

  41. Dear Eliza,

    It is always nice to see someone happy and walk through the life happily ๐Ÿ™‚
    I also love nature very much it gives you inner peace and embraces you as part of it.

    Thanks also for following my blog.

    All the best

  42. Hi, Eliza… I just stumbled across your blog via Dhamma Footsteps, and your Paradise looks very familiar to me. We live in the Boston area, but spend lots of time in the western part of the state, as well as in Vermont and New Hampshire. We toy with the idea of moving farther out, but ’til then, thanks for letting us live vicariously, wherever you are! I look forward to more of your words and photos. Jeff

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Jeff. I lived in the Boston area in my 20s, but came ‘home’ to the Hilltowns nearly 30 years ago to raise my kids. I LOVE it here. No crowds and lots of nature. What’s not to love? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  43. What a beauty of a hatchling and so perfect! What an enlightening and informative post, thank you Eliza. I also watched the excellent documentary you suggested to Sue and I’ve come away full of awe for these remarkable creatures! Like how does the fourth generation in Canada have the imprint to navigate all the way to Mexico and the next three travel back in stages! Quite wondrous! Rock on all those who are making the difference in aiding their population recovery.

  44. Hey Eliza, I found you through your like on a blog post that I follow. I just randomly clicked on your pic and that led me here. I feel like I wandered aimlessly and found just the right place to stop by. Happy to be following your journey through your blog.
    7.5 acres of land and did I read a waterfall and a river too… Eternal Bliss…
    Have just started reading your blogs am sure I will stop by every now and then to take a look into your garden. Keep gardening and keep blogging!

  45. NorCal Zen says:

    Wonderful! I’m so happy that I stumbled upon your blog.

  46. What a beautiful way to describe yourself. “First love – Nature” Wow. Totally resonate with that concept. So happy to have friends that appreciate the same concepts.

  47. jamblejumble says:

    your blog is beautiful! I am very new to blogging and your page is such an inspiration. So beautiful and peaceful. Can’t wait to keep reading x

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