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The Big Rock Garden

By Kate_miller
The Big Rock Garden
Up at dawn on this picture perfect mountain morning, blissfully working in the Big Rock Garden.
The Big Rock Garden
 Named as such for a boulder the size of a Jeep Wrangler ~ hidden amongst a field of waterwise perennials.
The Big Rock Garden
 Butterflies and Bumbles flit about the flowers. A tiny green Hummingbird dives in for a quick bite.. then jettisons off to the next diner, just a little ways down the road.
The Big Rock Garden
The Big Rock GardenI like to work out there, very early, because my quiet street is now a busy thoroughfare and ~ once the rest of the world wakes up ~ it's too crowded for my comfort zone. I feel like one of those garden ornaments, pointing my big arse toward the passers by.
I was cutting a swath down the center of this huge perennial garden because the poor devils are besot with weeds. And, it's an overwhelming chore, so I like to chop it into manageable bits, with a definite beginning and end to the project.
The Big Rock GardenThere's nothing much to this garden. Filled with your basic 'workhorse' perennials like this Johnson's Blue Geranium that flowers all summer long.
All the while I was out there I kept thinking about how I need to return a half dozen phone calls to people who need to talk things over.
Are you a do-er? Or, a talker?
Most folks sit somewhere in the middle. I'm planted firmly in the do-er category. With a paper thin layer of patience for the other half who have cleverly figured out that talking things over is an ideal way to postpone pretty much anything that needs to get done.
Or, do they talk because they're hoping someone else will make the decision for them? I've perfected the art of shrugging my shoulders and saying: dang'd if I know.

The Big Rock Garden

Hummingbirds go ga-ga over the Honeysuckle vines.

Re-hashing old subject matter absolutely wears me out. I've always felt this lack of patience is one of my biggest faults. But, I have plenty more...
Running a close second? How I'm pretty much always on time to anywhere I'm supposed to be. Like right now, for instance, when I was all packed up & ready to go! At exactly high noon, for our much anticipated road trip to Yellowstone. Here it is 1:45 and I'm still waiting for my ride to show up.
Don't ya just hate that?

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