Thoughts on Tourism
by Patricia Stoltey
Over there was a mountain
and down there a valley.
They cut off the top of the mountain
and shoved it into the valley
to make a wide flat runway
to land the planes
to see the mountains and the valleys.
Four reasons for me to have a garden
1. The birds like it
2. The squirrels like it
3. The neighborhood cats like it
4. I like it.
Natasha Wing’s new book for kids, The Night Before Father’s Day, is now available at online booksellers and can be ordered through your local bookstores.
I just received my own signed copy so I can tell you first hand it’s adorable. If you have a little one in the family who might be looking forward to Daddy’s special day, consider ordering a copy.
And one more thing
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse
Hilary Melton-Butcher says
Hi Patricia .. a garden is a source of delight, some solitude and peace – a source of music as the wind whistles around.
What on earth man does to make whose life easier is beyond me – except I do find it convenient at times – sad really.
Medeia Sharif says
What a great montage. I enjoyed the poem and I like your reasons to have a garden. I’ll check out the book info.
Patricia, isn’t that the truth; no act of kindness ever goes to waste…love it!
Patricia Stoltey says
Hi Lynn — Aesop was a wise man.
Thanks, Golden. I just hope I get as much out of it as the birds and squirrels do…
The Golden Eagle says
I love your reasons for having a garden. 🙂
Lynn Proctor says
i love your poem—and that quote–i will try and remember that especially this week!
Patricia Stoltey says
Margot, I’m very excited about having a garden again. I’ll do a post about my new raised beds as soon as my seeds sprout and I have one more photo.
Angela and Alex, there are so many bizarre examples of the way we change the landscape to entice visitors to regions of natural beauty. We’re doing motorcycle rallies and bike races and all kinds of things in Colorado when most of our visitors really just want to see the mountains and rivers.
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
The poem is so true!
Angela Brown says
Wow, Pat, I had to stop and catch my breath after reading that poem. It’s so true and heartbreaking at the same time.
This montage post is just wonderful. I really enjoyed it…along with the squirrels and everyone else.
Margot Kinberg says
Pat – I love that poem!! So true, too. And gardens are really healthy, too, not just ’cause you can grow healthy food but because of the extra exercise as well. You’ve ended with one of my favourite morals-of-the-story, too 🙂