Friday, July 24, 2009

Garden Ride

This Sunday is the annual Flagstaff Garden Tour. Fourteen gardens will be on the tour. The descriptions make the gardens sound irresistible.

  • A whimsical Fairie Garden...
  • A soothing oasis...
  • A fragrant relaxing garden...
  • A stunning feat of...
Number 14 is the one that most intrigues me: "A cosmically planted tomato wonderland in inexpensive, highly effective enclosures like nothing you've ever seen!" Also, number 14 is relatively close to my house so the micro-environment is most similar.

I titled this post "Garden Ride" because we take the tour on Julie's new motorcycle. Last spring she began looking for the right ride because my motorcycle is uncomfortable, a fact that I don't deny. Late in the fall she found one but I was reluctant to to buy at the time. A few months ago she saw an advertisement and called the owner. He and his wife were on a three month vacation so we waited until July 3 to look at it. Bingo! Right motorcycle, right price. We bought it and will sell my motorcycle.

Julie doesn't have a motorcycle license nor could she handle the weight and size but she has a chauffeur -- me.

Our anniversary passed recently but we couldn't celebrate because my daughter and grandsons were visiting. This is our celebration weekend and the garden ride is part of our celebration.

4 Comments:

Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Enjoy your ride.

7/25/2009 04:39:00 AM  
Blogger THE Michael said...

Ah...marital motorcycle bliss..........

7/25/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Blogger MojoMan said...

Sounds like a pretty good deal! What else could we get the wives to buy that they want but can't really use, so we have to use it for them?!

I hope you'll post on "Blue Zones." I haven't read it yet, but read about them in National Geographic Traveler. (Or some magazine like that.) I find it fascinating that Dan Buettner (sp.?) was able to identify nine factors that his long-lived communities have in common. I'm sure you were happy to read that gardening was on of them.

7/25/2009 07:57:00 PM  
Blogger Malcolm said...

Sounds like a great way to celebrate your anniversary. Please accept my belated gretings for the occasion.

7/27/2009 02:17:00 AM  

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