Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Color: Minimal Use Maximum Impact

Small gesture, grand statement, below.

Scottish sojourn - Ben Pentreath Inspiration
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Gardens, above, templated since BCE.  Long before.  Tapping into the templates quite a simple recipe.  Exposed for years, here.  Nothing difficult, merely a choice to see.
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Love yourself...it intimidates people...
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A thread amongst those who have figured out how to have a garden, above.
 ♡Pinterest♡ @lalalalizax
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A competitive tennis player from ages 11-17, won tournaments & titles, never played again.  Why?  Found a bigger game.  Gardening has no opponent, instead a partner, Nature.  Decades gardening, still learning, huge gulps.  Humbling.  At most my gardening is smiled upon, Nature allows it within her domain, for a time.  Nature, in honesty, CEO not partner.  I cleave to that fact, in all my gardening.  Had thought of this as a 'good selfishness' for decades, until realizing, it is grace.

 Mother nature.....
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Doesn't matter, above, if photo shopped.  Its sentiment true.  Serendipities a Garden gifts arrive upon the wind, without ceasing.
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If you've read this far you are aware this is about gardens, not landscape-mow-blow-go-commodify-all-touched with monthly contract.
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My clients are of 2 stripes.  Already whole & thriving or recently spit out by life into their new chapter/book of living whole.  I know you're smiling.  Becoming whole is the story of the Velveteen Rabbit.  A lot of roughing up, it takes, becoming real, living whole.
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Two spots of red, top pic, for those who see the whole picture.
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Garden & Be Well,  XO T

2 comments:

Penelope Bianchi said...

Just plain brilliant! All of it!

Did you do your speech in Southern California? Down near San Diego???

mona gabriel said...

Tara,
I always enjoy your writing. and your gardening inspiration..
vanishing threshhold..one of my mantras now..
Love,
Mona