Years ago, I saw a movie called ‘Smoke’ in which a photographer went to the exact same corner every day on a busy street in Manhattan at exactly the same time to take a photograph. He went through this process because he wanted to show that nothing ever stays the same. Depending on the time of year, the weather and a host of other factors, he showed that each moment (seen through the eye of a lens) over the course of 365 days can never be duplicated.
This type of thinking bodes well for us gardeners in trying to slow down and be a bit more reflective in our own gardens. How many times have you heard the saying that you need to look at your garden ‘with fresh eyes’ in order to keep it artistically alive?