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Flower Power
May 15, 2015, 9:37 pm
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Our fountain's new purpose

Our fountain’s new purpose

May 15, 2015

In my youth, in the 1960’s and early 1970’s I remember people holding signs and marching for all sorts of things, mostly an end to the war in Vietnam. The slogans said things like; Make Love Not War, Peace and Flower Power. The times were turbulent and uneasy, but those messages still hold true today. I am sure that if you asked any soldier, he would much rather be making love than be engaged in a firefight. Peace, is why he is there and a wonderful thing to fight for and the power in flowers is almost beyond measure.

Flowers are given at births. They make special occasions sweet. They are often the precursor to making love and have gotten more than one guy out of trouble. Flowers are given as remembrances at the time of death and mark graves everywhere. Flowers brighten our days, add color to our landscape and scent to the breezes. In short, they are awesome!

Our fountain was nice to watch as the water trickled over it. The gentle sound made you think of “P…eace”  😮 Our water level had to be watched all of the time. The wind would splash just enough water out to be a pain in the ass. The hose had to be nearby to keep the water level above the pump. Grandchildren loved to play in the water. The dogs thought it was a giant water bowl and it was only functional for about 5 months of the year.

My wife wanted to plant flowers in it this year. I welcomed the idea. It looks nice. it still resembles a fountain and the dogs stay out of it. Now, if the cats don’t start using it as a large litter box…we got it made! It will fill in and stay beautiful until autumn. It gives my wife a nice place to garden without having to kneel. I think it is a nice touch to our backyard landscape. Thanks to our son and daughter-in-law for the idea!


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