Know what I am missing right now? The color green.
Know what I am dreaming of? A long arbor with vines and a view. I have room to put one in. Somewhere.
Know what I am longing for? Flowering trees. A Snowbell -- Styrax japonicus. A Kousa Dogwood.
Know where I want to be sitting right now? On a bench in dappled sunlight under a shaded pergola.
Know what would make my heart jump? Wild flowery shrubs, blooming with abandon, even unkempt ones like a big Lespedeza -- Bush Clover.
Know what I hear outside my window right now? The last gasps of the Rudbeckia seedheads as they disappear forever, and a feeble hiss of steam as the heated birdbath goes under.
Know what I am seeing now? My relax sign as it succumbs under a white tidal wave.
Know what I miss? My sanity.
All pictures were taken at Wave Hill Garden on the Hudson River last May. Except the last two, which were taken out my window yesterday morning.