As we dig out from yet another snowstorm here in Virginia, it’s a little hard to believe that we’ll ever see our gardens again, much less have weather nice enough to work in them. Looking through my archives for material for Ailsa’s garden-themed photo challenge at Where’s my backpack?has brought a nice respite from the cold, bleak winter weather, and planted seeds of hope for the coming garden season.
Vertical garden, Living Wall at the Atheneum Hotel, London, England
Garden crasher, Keukenhof Gardens, Holland
Photo op in the rose garden, Yokohama, Japan
Floating back porch garden along a canal, Bangkok, Thailand
Stone walkway, Kiyosumi Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Bellying up to the bar, Butterfly Garden at Sentosa, Singapore
Classically manicured English Garden, Broughton Castle, near Banbury, England
I want to be a writer, yet Henry David Thoreau's cautionary words echo in my brain: "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." Knowing I have promised to blog daily for the coming year, I am committed to living the next 365 days to the fullest by seizing new opportunities, making old routines less mundane, and immersing myself in the details of ordinary situations. Building these habits will be key to convincing myself that I can legitimately sit down to write a future bestseller!