My Wednesday Vignette posts tend to stick to a single photo, I like the simplicity and spontaneity that encourages. I'll deviate slightly from that format this week, simply because I have a bit of a back story on the image...
The photo above was taken adjacent to the Celeste Campbell Senior Center in Eugene, Oregon.
I was there last month to give a talk to the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group. Standing up in front of a group of people and talking is not something that comes naturally to me and I was a little nervous about the whole thing. After meeting up with David, the group's tech expert, to make sure my presentation was good to go, I had a couple hours to kill. Before leaving I wandered through this garden, and for a moment at least, my thoughts were simply on appreciating the space and the way the round planting circles broke up an otherwise open plaza. I liked the effect.
Back when we were designing our patio I lobbied for leaving out a few pavers, so I could plant in the voids. Andrew talked me out of it, and I'm glad he did. The effect wouldn't have worked in our small space (which is loaded with containers) but it certainly does here.
The talk went okay too. Everyone was very kind and I relaxed a few minutes into it and enjoyed myself. As always I'm linking up with Flutter & Hum for her Wednesday Vignette meme.
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