Hi, I’m Crystal. I write and edit the content and take the photos you see here at Austin Sunshine Patch. Gardening is my escape from the everyday 9-5 work life.  I’m an accountant by day and an aspiring gardener by night. We’ve moved from Washington to Texas and I’m slowly learning the vast differences and how to be successful here.

Small things bring me endless joy and I hope to be able to share some of that. Our small .25 acres in Austin is what I am trying to turn into a tiny sanctuary where my husband and I can hang out and relax and refill our cups after a long day of work. The backyard is a work in progress and that’s where I’ve been focusing all of my efforts since we’ve moved in September 2013. My dream is to be able to have a primarily edible landscape that attracts nature and is beautiful to look at.  That goal still feels a long way off but I’ll slowly and surely get there.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you will return often.