Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Everything Happens for a Reason

Spotted on the interweb:

A piece from Mark Peters (via The Bygone Bureau) about Why Things Happen.

Author Peters notes in his bio how he manages to stay productive by breaking his work up into three parts: the dread, the middle and the regret.  I totally relate.  Personally, I am at my best when engaged in parts one and three.

Peters doesn't specifically cover garden type calamitous happenings (he can't do all our work for us people!), but at least when it comes to that?  I have my own sources at the ready.  The actual reason for anything that has not gone according to plan around our house and gardens?

It can all be laid at the feet of this:

One of these:

Or this guy:


Bob said...

I'm with you on all those being a problem. It just seems there is always some thing that wants to kill all my plants. Ugh!

TexasDeb said...

Bob you hit the nail on the head. At times I think I could just meet up with the varmints in the nursery parking lot, give them my money and call it a day right there. It would save a lot of time and water.