Calling pavers with slivers of dirt around the edges a yard may be a stretch of the imagination for most of our friends. But here, it has been our little refuge. The girls have danced there in the rainy season splashing everything in sight. They’ve hosted tea parties and dyed Easter eggs. They have dug up worms or cacing. Together, they have imported more massive snails than I want to count. The girls have sprayed almost dry clothes with water from the washer hose and washed windows with the indoor mop. They have journeyed to China, the beach, the mountains, and home…all from the confines of this walled-in space. What blessings this tiny plot has provided!