The reflections in the garden this morning make make concrete the challenge we face. Recently I gave a talk about The Making of a New Garden. I mentioned several times that the main challenge of this new garden is how wet it is. The soil is clay and the garden is slightly lower that the three adjoining properties. Lots of talk, but before I closed I showed a picture of one instance of flooding – there was an audible gasp. “We didn’t think the garden was going to be THAT wet!”
Well, after heavy rains all day yesterday, and possibly still frozen ground, this is the worst flooding yet.
The reflections in the water which covers most of the yard are quite lovely in their own right, but they also make it clear where the high spots and low spots are. I know the winterberries, river birch, button bush, yellow twig dogwood, Siberian irises, chelone and other plants are still happy enough, but I am not so sure about the rhododendron or mountain laurel.
As Krishna reflects on these reflections he remains unperturbed.