Welcome to The Lounge for another week.
This week it’s all about Power.
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Our neighbours are mad keen gardeners.
Mr and Mrs Robo, on the other hand, are a bit younger, so we aren’t as earnest yet. We’re getting there. I predict that gardening will feature more prominently in our lives as we grow older.
Gardening can be boring at times, especially if it’s tiring, repetitive work. But there is a great sense of satisfaction to be gained from an afternoon in the yard.
And no-one denies you a few cold beers throughout the day.
A few weekends ago Mr Robo had an epic gardening session. It involved hiring a lopping crew to remove some damaged trees.
What resulted was a mound of mulch that took up most of our front yard.
Our gardener neighbours spotted the mulch pile and we offered it to them.
This began another epic session of moving the mulch to their yard.
Our gardener neighbours wanted the mulch to re-pot their orchid collection. To say thank you for the hundreds of dollars worth of free bark, they gave us one of their orchids. Mr Robo gave them one of our cold beers.
I don’t know a great deal about orchids but if I have any questions I will ask my neighbours.
Nature encourages communication. It can create the most wonderful conversations and build beautiful relationships.
Nature is a great teacher. Nature is a wonderful companion. Nature is all-consuming. Nature is God. Nature is about discovery. Nature is about giving.
Nature is a powerful thing.
The power of the garden should not be underestimated.