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.
Looks like how I imagined Sach Khand
Posted by: Randy | June 01, 2011 at 07:20 AM
Your garden is delightful, Brian. And, it provides an insight into the way you think and your overall attitude toward life. Of course I realize that it is not a solo effort, and I conclude that your wife feels much the same way as you, at least when it comes to aesthetics.
Posted by: Willie R | June 01, 2011 at 12:58 PM
Your garden is lovely. It is very much like the Japanese Gardens we just visited last week-end in Portland. Nice job. We also were at the Chinese Gardens same week-end but they have a different feel which I am interested in incorporating more of both into our place but we let the sheep roam outside of our fenced spaces which means they bonsai what wasn't intended to be bonsai-ed!
Posted by: Rain | June 02, 2011 at 02:31 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! And I know what you mean about more eyeballs seeing it making it easier to spend all that time. Our yard was on a garden tour in April, and part of our motivation was exactly the same!
Also loved your geezer comments. "Embrace your geezerhood" has been my motto for a while now!
Posted by: Queen of Fifty Cents | June 05, 2011 at 08:08 AM
Gorgeous, very pleasurable to you both I'm sure!
Posted by: Frank Haynes | December 02, 2012 at 03:11 PM