Yes I know, this is more than obvious to just about everyone on the planet, but hear me out. Not in the hope your conclusion will change, just hear me out!
I leaped out of bed this morning, excited by the prospect of planting my wonderful rose hedge. I have visions of sitting beside a row of pink Queen Elizabeth roses, sipping tea from a china cup, eating biscuits with my scary bag of wool and knitting needles by my feet. The sun is shining and the glorious scent of rose dancing in the gentle breeze on a Summer’s day.
Keen on making this dream come true, I threw open the curtains to be received by bright sunshine, ran into the bathroom (something you should never do!), showered, changed into my garden clothes (Gok Wan would cry if he saw me) and almost flew to the garden door.
By which time the heavens had opened, the garden was soaked and that was the end of my plans to plant my rose hedge.
Still, with everything happening in Japan at the moment, I’m grateful for the rain, I’m grateful that my problems are trival, but sad that so many are suffering and are in pain. Sometimes we get too much of the things we think we want.
(Picture sources http://magicaljapan.co.uk/ and http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/japan.htm)
- Garden weekly (busyellebee.wordpress.com)