We have non-easy care landscaping. Our home's garden isn't a "mow it and forget about it" sort of place. It's filled with plantings that require a lot of attention from the two of us.
So I decided to take advantage of some sunshine this Memorial Day (annoyingly brief; it started raining again late in the afternoon) and conduct a video tour of our rural south Salem garden.
My thought was that if more people see it, we'd be able to divide all the time, money, and energy we pour into our yard by a greater number of eyeballs -- thereby leading us to feel that all of our work makes more sense from a garden viewing standpoint.
The most impressive part of my seven and a half minute iPhone video is that I had the courage to start off with a close-up of me. (I used the Multicorder app, which lets you switch between the front and back cameras of the iPhone 4).
I'd just gotten out of the shower and had barely dried my hair. In my younger days I would have worried about how I looked. But this is one of the advantages of becoming senior discount eligible: I've come to accept my geezerness to a much greater degree than I could have imagined a decade or two ago.
Anyway, have a look. For at least a couple of minutes... please... pretty please. Like I said, the more people who see our home's garden, the better we'll feel about spending so much effort on it.