Pineapple Lily - Eucomis
Wordless Wednesday - August 29, 2012

Garden Routines

Early morningA usual day starts with a walk in the garden coffee cup and camera in hands (quite the juggling act) and the dogs on a tear. There is only one problem with walking the same time of morning along the same path and that is that the familiar often becomes the overlooked.The border in early morning Changing the morning route helps one to keep a fresh eye on the garden and to see it in a different light. The border in early eveningChanging the time of the walk to early evening allows greater variation in light and beverages. Coffee in the morning, wine in the evening. The dogs provide continuity. SalviaI am in love with the early evening light at this time of year. The flowers are full and the lower light creates a range of color on blossoms. Magenta salviaA routine by definition is "a regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure."  I will keep the routine of walking in the garden but from now on, I will pay more attention to varying the path and the time of day. Who knows what I may see tomorrow. How about you? Do you vary the routine each day?