One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Unimaginable Future

Cherry-Leaves

“The visitor to the garden sees the successes, usually.

The gardener remembers mistakes and losses,

some for a long time,

and imagines the garden in a year,

and in an unimaginable future.”

Unusual-Shastas

“There are young trees in the ground.

The days are much too short, they go by too fast,

and we wish for rain

and the sound of water among the rocks.”

Apollo-Flees

M.S. Merwin, “A Shape of Water”

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Comments on: "Unimaginable Future" (2)

  1. Greg, that’s indeed profound and beautiful.

  2. Greg, Don’t know how you do it…but with 3 simple photos, and not many words, you brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing…*elaine*

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