"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Monday, June 22, 2009

Appreciate a Garden

The project:
Take time out to comment on, and listen to tales about, a stranger's garden.

15 minutes

Why bother?
We were parking in the neighborhood of a nearby town when we spotted this beautiful garden. As we walked by, we saw the senior resident just wrapping up her morning garden duties. Though we were on our way "somewhere," I opted to take time out to compliment her on her garden. She had a lot to say about it, so we stopped to listen.

Worth it?
Yes. I think she may have gotten some long overdue company, and I learned a bit about gardening and her property's microclimates.

Photo courtesy Drew Vigal under Creative Commons license.

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