Friday, July 30, 2010
Week in-Week Out
Every summer, I plan a new project for my garden. This was going to be this year's project. It is a parkway strip in Portland, by a hotel on the Willamette.Notice how it was all going to come together:
It is a strip of grass by the roadway.
It has a circulating pump that provides running water.
It is surrounded by lush plantings and spectacular color display.
Rocks and shrubbery live harmoniously together.
As I said, this Portland riverside garden was the inspiration.
As of now, midsummer, nothing has been created to resemble this or any other plan.
Week in and week out, we are tending to tasks at hand. Mostly, we are anticipating the next visit, or the next event, and adjust our budget and our house accordingly.
In addition, at our age, health issues trump everything else we have planned.
Next week, for instance, is all booked already for medical/surgical visits that include overnight stay as our specialists are located miles from us.
Plans are there to inspire and guide us; but life goes on with or without them.