Making Lemonade…

Our arbor was stolen the other night. Along with the set of solar lights I carefully strung around the trees, some time after 6:00 p.m. the arbor and it’s string lights were stolen Wednesday night. Both sets of string light were given to the garden by an anonymous donor through our Amazon wish list. The arbor was a birthday present to me, for the garden. I was thrilled with how beautiful the garden looked at night and as it was recently installed, it was a bit defeating to see it taken away.

Bummer, right? I definitely don’t dig that…

As such, we spent a day of reflection and have come to peace with the loss at the garden. All gardens are places of cycles, things come and go all the time. When plants bolt, or die, we replant and nourish the soil. When something we adored at the garden was taken away, we recollect and build back better. We make lemonade, in all sorts of different flavors, because we love lemons, and because that’s what we do.

We build a new arbor.

We built a new arbor.

It’s stronger, bigger, and more beautiful. Hurricane season is coming and frankly, I trust that our new arbor is significantly more sturdy than the last one. I’m so proud to be a part of this and to operate a garden rooted in hard work, love, and perseverance. And I’d be lying if I didn’t mention, I just adore the garden arbor.

Published by Lissie

Artist, dreamer, doer. Mother and wife. Environmentalist and inspired idealist. Making in the Big Easy.

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