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Monday, June 20, 2011


“All my troubles seemed so far away…” The words from that infamous Beatles song kick off this last day of spring. So where’s this going? Yesterday was a ten! Perfect weather: not too hot, not too cool; just perfect for Father’s Day.
So again, why is that Beatles song humming in the background? I spotted the first Daylily blooming in the garden. I’m a big Hemerocallis fan even if the bloom is short-lived. What makes Daylilies unique? Most gardeners know this factoid but its bloom only lasts for one day. So when the first Daylily blooming for the season is bright gold like the sun, it’s a special treat. Then to sneak peek a hummingbird fluttering around its petals, looking for something special from the flower gives yesterday a perfect score of ten!

That’s why gardens are so worth it! Even if you grow just the frilly stuff, you are bound to be enthralled by the simplest, smallest gifts within the garden. To leave behind the Beatles’ lyrics, which are a tad sad and skip into a Dale E. Turner quote, “The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives - DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER.” The capital letters part is the message for today! Whatever you do today, do less and do it better. Make it a ten, just like yesterday!

Images by Ann Bilowz

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