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www.zidao.com Apprentice harmonizer, for sheer fun. Journeywoman writer, for work and pleasure. Starting point was Iowa, current stopping point on this journey is Switzerland, with frequent pauses around the world to watch and listen to the crowd, and occasionally make comments.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A sloppy season surprise

The garden is a bit neglected - not all of it, just the pockets that look like too much work. Either the slope seems too steep or the weeds too thick, or the deadheading too far gone.

This evening, taking stock, I had a lovely surprise: a lily I thought had not come up is not only up but flowering elegantly despite being completely overlooked.

There is hope for all of us, even if we think we are neglected! Concentrate on the job at hand and someone will notice, says my lily.


Anonymous Supriya said...

Finding that lily in your untended garden must have been such a delightful surprise.
I also love the inspiring message that your beautiful lily is sharing with us.

4:26 PM  
Blogger whistlestop caboose said...

It was, you are right! And over the next few days it gave off the most heavenly perfume, an extra bonus this time of year.

6:18 PM  

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