U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Monday, October 5, 2009

I Fell In Love

I fell in love the moment I saw him.
Big eyes, huge lips, long legs...
Will you go with me back to Washington, I asked? I have a nice garden. I'll take care of you.
He thought for a moment, then asked: Do you have red dirt like ours?
No, our dirt is not red, I replied.
Do you have bamboo trees?
Yes, I said! One of my neighbors planted bamboo on her side of the fence that she shares with another neighbor whom she didn't like. Then my neighbor moved, and the guy on the other side of the fence is about to learn how much she actually didn't like him.
He interrupted me: Are your bamboos as tall and beautiful as our bamboos?

Aaah... not exactly.
Do you have plants that are as exotic and unusual as ours, he asked? Oh, yes, we have a lot of plants!
Do you have these, he continued?

And this?

No... We don't have these plants. Wait! I see something familiar! Sanseveria! Philodendron!

I have them! ... indoors in pots...
I don't think I will go with you to your boring land.
He turned away, crossed his gorgeous long legs and made it clear that the talk was over.

I moved further to the garden and saw another candidate that I would gladly take to my garden.
Will you go with me to my garden, I asked?

He looked at me and said: Maybe. Do you have girls there as beautiful as ours?

Hmmm, not exactly...
Can you dance yourself? Can you be as graceful as them?
Let me try,
I said.

I can tell you are a nothern girl. You lack our southern passion. There is no fire in your moves.
He turned his back to me.

Fine, said I to myself. Anyway, you are too heavy to take you on the plane. Here is a little sweet guy whom I have just the right spot for near the rose bush in my garden.

Will you go with me to the mainland, I asked?
Leave me alone, answered the cutie. I followed his look and realized that I had no any chances:

What about this beauty?

I opened my mouth to ask, but followed her gaze and saw the white guy. No, she will never move from here.

So, I didn't bring home any garden art or a bench from Kauai that so many of you liked.
But, I brought a beautiful small piece of authentic art from Kauai that I will show in one of my future posts.

The beautiful sculptures are from the Na 'Aina Kai Botanical gardens and Allerton Garden on Kauai.


  1. Summer is again on my blog while I'm taking a short break...

  2. Looks like you made a valiant effort to bring home some new yard art, even if the yard art was snooty!

  3. I've never seen those flowers before...pic 1, 3 and 4. What are they?
    They are gorgeous...!

  4. What a tease. I want to see what you brought back!
    Have a good break.

  5. I am eager to see what you brought home with you. What a fun post. I loved all the sculpture.

  6. Gorgeous flowers. Enjoy your break. :)

  7. Another great post. What an inspiration that trip was - you'll have to go back of course!

  8. LOL. Well it was worth a try.
    The tropical flowers are so gorgeous.

  9. I am so amused at this post. lovely flowers, cute sculptures and the theme of this post is awesome. thanks for sharing this wonderful garden with us.

  10. huh... they really are beautiful, the flowers, the leaves, the stems ...hmmm. Kauai really has a lot to offer! ~bangchik

  11. I'm looking forward to seeing what you brought back with you from your travels.

  12. Looks like such a nice summer. Gorgeous photos.

  13. Ahh. Again in the presence of a master. I have been to Kauai!! and I did not bring garden art back--just photos and wonderful memories. I can't wait to see what you brought back.

  14. What GORGEOUS photos, Tatyana! You story is delightful, too! Thanks for sharing your amazing trip with us..keep'em coming!

  15. You held my attention all the way to the end! Loved the storyline. Cute idea. Beautiful photos and artwork and statues. Wow! Lots to see.

  16. Fun post!! Those tropical flowers are so beautiful, I wish I could grow them in my garden! Thank you for sharing a bit of Kauai with us!

  17. I thought the frog would agree, even if reluctanly. :) Rebecca

  18. Cute Tatyana. Your way with telling a story is really terrific.

  19. Таня, держись! И в гостях все было хорошо... А когда-нибудь мы будем встречать тебя дома!

  20. What a charming witty post Tatyana. Thanks for sharing that beautiful garden. I love the frog too. Great photos. Carol

  21. Such beautiful images, Tatyana! What a gorgeous place. I love all the sculptures.


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