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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Leaving the past alone


Last night I came home to a clean house. My mum knows I have been busy lately so she ducked in to give me a hand. Thank you, mum. The garden is the toughest to look after. Lugarno is a very leafy suburb to live in and the council here loves trees. When I first moved in a neighbour filled me in about the previous owners of our house. One was a lady with a passion for plants, especially Australian natives, and was the person the council turned to for advice on which trees to best to line our street.
She has left her legacy in the garden with masses of overgrown plants and shrubs that she planted herself as well as existing trees including a gum tree and another with ivy growing on its trunk. I spent some time in the garden recently thinking of her and the mark we leave on our homes or leave behind for the next owners.
Maybe we sometimes make too many changes to our homes, don't you think? It is nice to leave a bit of the past alone.


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