The Garden

This is the most waterlilies I’ve ever seen.

This really is a nice place to visit – the lilies are lovely, there are lots of dragonflies to look at, and the water flowing through the gardens makes a nice sound that masks all the other sounds. If I lived in San Angelo, I’d go there a lot.

International Waterlily Garden
San Angelo, Texas
photographed 8.1.2020

Discs (floating)

I am not at all certain how a small city in Texas ended up with the International Waterlily Garden, but they did.

These giant lily pads reminded me of (1) those “silver dollar” pancakes we used to get; (2) sand dollars; and (3) a trip I made to Longworth Gardens in Pennsylvania when I was a senior in high school, because that’s the first place I ever saw lily pads that were this big. (Inside my head: a confusing place.)

International Waterlily Garden
San Angelo, Texas
photographed 8.1.2020

Theoretical House

In retrospect, maybe deciding that THIS year, 2020, the biggest shitshow of years – was when we ought to finally build that weekend place we’ve been talking about for 15 years, was a decision doomed to failure. Short-term failure (I hope), but failure nonetheless.

Our contractor was supposed to be done the first weekend of April. We fired him at the end of June. And here we are, the beginning of August, while we wait on the next contractor to get us prices to finish up. He says he’ll have the numbers “in a few days,” but he’s been saying that for longer than I care to contemplate.

So, anyway, this is what it looks like now. Things should get moving again. In a few days.

Yellowhouse Canyon, Texas
photographed 7.24.2020

Moon/Shadow

Look! It’s not exactly following me, but still there it is: a moon shadow.

Yellowhouse Canyon, Texas
photographed 7.24.2020

Two and a half flowers

Two white flowers, and one that’s already given up, are huddled together in the meager shade of the deck.

Yellowhouse Canyon, Texas
photographed 7.24.2020

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