2:37am…and I sit down to write. Funny thing about writing…and life, too…is that you’re never really sure where your story will end up. Could be total disaster; could be the greatest thing ever. Odds are it will simply fall somewhere in between. But any way you look at it, you’ve got to begin…you’ve got to get busy. As Andy figured out in Shawshank Redemption, “You’ve got to get busy living, or get busy dying.”
A Little Bit of Treasure
I was cleaning up around my writing desk this morning (it’s 3:23am), trying to figure out what to write this month, and a little USB drive fell onto the floor. I’m not even sure where it came from, but somehow I managed to knock it out of its hiding place. Either that, or it jumped…I don’t know. It’s a relatively old USB…not Ming Dynasty or anything, but it was dusty and had a little dog fur on it.
Turns out the thing is loaded with photos. Photos of beautiful gardens, past adventures…and, of course lots of flowers. So I figure the cosmos has provided me with some fodder for an article that was due two days ago. Shall we…?
Almost sixty years of wandering this world has taught me a few things, and one of which is that, most of the time, you will find what you seek. Obviously, it helps to do a bit of research first to hedge your bet—it’s hard to catch a fish in the desert or snow ski in Florida— but in general, life serves up what you order. So choose wisely…and get busy!
I need a road trip! Let me know if you’d like me to come and speak to your group sometime. I’m low maintenance, flexible, and you know I like to go just about anywhere. No city too big; no town to small. Just send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work something out.
Come out and see me at Chandor Gardens! Located in the heart of Weatherford’s Historic District, Chandor Gardens is the perfect place to get away and enjoy the simple pleasures of life that can only be found in gardens. Call 817-613-1700 or visit www.chandorgardens.com for details.
Posted by Steven Chamblee
About the Author
Until his retirement party yesterday afternoon, August 14, 2019, Steven Chamblee served as the chief horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford for 13 years. As you just read, he will be moving to help open the Longview Arboretum October 12. And he promises us he will continue to be a regular contributor to Neil Sperry’s e-gardens newsletter. Our best wishes go to Steven and, of course, to Chandor Gardens as well.