Last October, I labeled my yard design as
Rancho Landscape Design.
You can read about it here.
In fact yesterday,
as I watered, I scanned my backyard with my eyes and thought,
My definition, as it still applies to my yard 9 months after I wrote that post is…
literal Spanish translation: ranch
my loose symbolic translation: South Texas , imperfect, simple, humble, humbling,
occasionally‘dolled up’ for special occasions ,
hot (temperature), temperamental, forgiving,
periodically looks ‘ridden hard and put up wet’.
And so as I embrace this ,
and I quit fighting battles I can’t win,
(and I am not supposed to win)
I now truly understand my yard.
And as in dressing room battles
I have faced while clothes shopping,
some things just aren’t going to look right or work.
*It is not going to magically grow cabbage roses that trail along my cedar fence.
*No one is ever going to confuse rancho landscape design with cottage.
*It is always thirsty.
*Most of the plants it enjoys growing have thorns… hormonally, I can relate.
And ,although it never looks the same on any given day,