Everyday, I will accomplish one thing

To accomplish one thing, everyday is an achievement enough. And that I did. Something ordinary.

It started with a small garden that has taken a life of its own. As I dig the earth, I buried a lot of troubles in the dirt. It’s a long process.

There is a saying that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

On the other side of the fence

On the other side of the fence

This grass took so many years to reach its full potential. The seed of an idea came from my next door neighbour who wanted to grow a Pampas Grass. I bought her one, but it did not survive. With a heavy heart, she abandoned the idea of growing a grass.

Having gardener friends, I asked for a grass clipping and they are more than happy to share their joys.

“There are no happier folks than plant lovers and none more generous that those who garden. ~ Ernest ‘Chinese’ Wilson”

The other side of the fence

The other side of the fence

For three years, I’ve watched and waited when it will flower. Finally on the fourth year, it did. It is now on its fifth year, the grass is proudly standing tall blooming. It blooms at the end of summer and gets better during fall. I think it’s more of a fall grass.

It’s so beautiful to watch it from our balcony how the grass sways and dances with the wind.

Who has seen the wind, neither your nor I

Who has seen the wind, neither your nor I. But when the leaves hang trembling, the wind is passing through.

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ― Jimmy Johnson

Standing so close to it, over ten feet tall, on a stormy windy day, I stood mesmerized by the drama of Mother Nature what it does to the grass, not a single stalk broke. This is what I call the achievement of a grass. I could learn from it.

11 thoughts on “Everyday, I will accomplish one thing

  1. modern gardens have a lot of grasses Its a hype here in Belgium and the Netherlands.
    u hear the wind when u sit in the garden close ur eyes and u feel in a different world

    • Hi MJ, it seems to become trendy now. It’s a very good filler and low maintenance. Oh yes, the sound of the grass is definitely good for the soul. Take Care. /mps

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