How it is, how it was, and who gives a honk, anyway?
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Many houses on this street have only a small tree in their front yards (the original landscaping included ornamental pear trees) and so the strong sunlight of the afternoons makes the people who live in them close their blinds and curtains, cutting themselves off from the outdoors.
We planted a dwarf bush blue gum in place of the ornamental pear, and instead of hot sun, we get dappled shadows on the interior walls, and our windows are all uncovered.
Each evening, unless there are clouds, a new work of art is displayed, and when the wind blows, the shadows dance gracefully.