I could not be happier.
The fountain by the seat that gets the evening sun. I hadn’t remembered that the position where the sun sets on the horizon moves round and so the seat is rarely in the right place for watching the sun set. I moved it.
But the reason I love it so much is not because I have some surprise flowers, lovely though they are and I couldn’t ever have arranged them so well myself. It’s because they are such a beautiful visual reminder of what’s possible when the conditions are right and of why I do the work I do.
‘find which way is up, make your merry way through this heavy clay soil and chunks of rubble to bloom in all your yellowness for the benefit of the world’
- is just not do-able
- is do-able but the price in stress and lack of personal life is higher than they care to pay
- is more than they are capable of
- needs more know how than they possess