a place of your own
A garden is not a garden without a place to sit in the shade. There has to be a little alcove out of the way where you can inconspicuously sit and watch the world go by, if only for a minute. Where kids drop their toys while playing during the day and then make you go out to get them in the evening. Where lights and shadows are as important as shapes. Where you can lift your hand and pick up a grape, a flower or a seed pod. Where the little picnic with miniature teacups and saucers is set up. If nothing else, just a place to look at and think about sitting in the shade.