"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Sunday, June 17, 2012

What a difference….

…a year makes….
On this Father’s Day,
I look back and see where TheGreatWall has been.
First of all,
I lost my Dad,
my gardening mentor,
the greatest gardener I shall ever know.
But,as he would say,
”The garden goes on whether you’re here or not.It is what it wants to be.You cannot control it.”
With that in mind,I shall look back over the past year…
A year ago,TheGreatWall was getting ready for its fifteen minutes of fame…
…and lamenting on the amount of shade that was here…
….But then….
TheTree went down…IMG_3029
and left this garden in total sun….IMG_3944

…not to mention a totally ruined swimming pool…

but TheGreatWall has persevered…

A new tree has been planted to replace TheTree
(which was a Florida Oak).
The new one is a Sweet Gum.
Planted further away,and closer to the water.
The old,cracked pool has been replaced with a new and better version…
to be enjoyed by another generation…IMG_3707
To quote my Dad,
”The garden will tell you where it wants to go.You need to learn patience.”

I’m still working on the patience thing,Dad.


Tootie said...

Very nice. :)

Deborah said...

OMGoodness how did I miss the tree down post??? But look what you did...how beautiful. I love the shade structure over the pool. Most excellent for the new little ones. And Ms. Emma!!! What a delight. Those curls!!!

Guess we've both had an eventful year. Ah, this human experience. Wouldn't miss it for the world.
**kisses** Deb

Unknown said...

Tootie and Deb-thank you very much for your kind comments.
Love you both,girl friends!

NanaK said...

You've "flexed" from shade to sun quite well. What a year for you. Miss Emma is a blessing isn't she?


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