Shall we pop into the garden now?…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, armipotent, wranglesome, sequacious, mancipatory, ratheripe, and bedevilled.

Here’s a picture I took back in September this year.
Is there enough green in it for you dear reader?
Well, we do have a tiny bit of russet (‘Russet’ is good word, isn’t it?) to perk things up, and some relief from the greenery can be had with a narrow horizontal slice of blue sky – which strangely, for some reason which I can’t put my finger on, doesn’t quite look real. We could have done with a seagull or a pigeon flapping across to animate it a bit. I suppose I could Photoshop one in? No, no, that would be cheating!
Yes, this was taken in the garden of an ‘old folk’s’ care home that I was visiting to try to make one of the inmates (Oh, you shouldn’t refer to them as that Dave!) slightly less miserable – I’m not sure that I succeeded, but I did manage to take this snap.
It’s not really a very interesting photograph, is it? But I suppose the predominance of green at least makes it unusual.
That corrugated metal wall must be part of the factory or warehouse next door, I suppose the garden will look a bit more pleasant when those firs grow and completely hide it. Still, it was a good idea to paint the wall with a foliage-colour paint.
Do you like my framing though? How it forms a big ‘V’ shape?
Does this picture say something?
No, I don’t think so…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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9 Responses to Shall we pop into the garden now?…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    I miss September and stepping outside without shoes and socks….and those dandelions! The lawns here turn a dry brown as soon as the first cold weather strikes….what next? I suppose the moat will overflow!

    • Dave Whatt says:

      I’m trying to picture your moat Baroness – what’s it like?… Have you fish and a rowing boat?…

      • Dana Doran says:

        Yes, we have stocked it with fish…although we have a great blue heron we fear has had more than just an interest in sitting on the bank! When we see him we let the hound out to chase him off…did I tell you about the cougar that was sunbathing on a branch out back? I was more than a little surprised!!!

      • Dave Whatt says:

        No, dear Baroness, you haven’t mentioned your cougar!
        As I’m sure you can imagine, we don’t get many cougars here in Dulltown. At least you didn’t go out and shoot the bugger – or did you?
        Actually I’m not even sure what a cougar is… Sounds more like a dance to me…

      • Dana Doran says:

        Well, I was having a cup of tea in the breakfast room when I looked up to see something large moving on this huge branch…I grabbed the binoculars to take a closer look at this thing maybe 140 feet away….by this time it had stretched out and I could clearly see it was a cougar…otherwise known as a mountain lion. As a size reference lion is about right! As the groundskeeper approached, with his long gun, it leap down and disappeared in the thick brush beyond our property line. The neighbors, I mean subjects in the area were disappointed it wasn’t on its way to taxidermy.

      • Dave Whatt says:

        Wow! What excitement!
        You have a groundskeeper then? I’m glad to hear it!
        Would you have a stuffed one, to pat on the head, sitting by your sofa perhaps?…

  2. Yes, Inmates is the right word here I think. That wall is formidable, and the green foliage forming the “V” just serves to accentuate the impasse. I do hope the person you visited has a rather more cheery outlook from their window!

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Actually that garden isn’t too bad in the better months.
      I wasn’t too keen on the photo after I’d taken it, but it’s definitely growing on me – especially after blethering on about it this morning.

  3. memadtwo says:

    The green has so many different attitudes here. I think that’s what makes it interesting. (K)

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