It was a beautiful morning this morning, and when Little Yang weasled his way into our bed I decided not to spend too long stuck in the middle of the sandwich (actually sleeping with him is more like being in a tossed salad).
So I got up and was rewarded with this stunning sunset.
Well the view from the bottom of the backyard was beautiful, the view from the top was of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise, shrouded in orange, and surrounded (read obscured) by BAMBOO!
I took a rather nice shot, don’t you think, but still a wall of bamboo is pretty hard to see through.
You may not notice that it is planted on our neighbours side of the fence, of course.
Yes, our neighour decided that for some Feng Shui reason, she needed to plant bamboo (the aggressive growing kind) along the fenceline.
It was planted shortly before we left for a year in Canada on a job and house exchange, and when we returned it had already staked its claim to our northeast view of the lake we live on (I know we are lucky to live on a lake, but it would be nice to preserve the views).
She’d also planted a couple of other bamboo plants on the fenceline at the bottom of the yard, and conceded, after we spoke to her about the Berlin Wall growing between us, that it would be OK to pull them out, since they were still small.
But the bigger bamboo remained, and has grown, and grown, and (well you get the picture – the one with the huge bamboo bush obscuring the view).
I like bamboo, I really do. And while I’m still researching Feng Shui (which is closely related to yinyang principles), I really don’t think pissing off the neighbours is a good place to start!
Take a breath, appreciate the view from the bottom of the yard, the sunlight glistening pink diamonds on the water, the peachy pink orange sky of streaky cloud, and breathe!
That’s my only lesson for the day – breathe, and appreciate life, even when your view of it (or the future) feels obscured. The sun will still rise tomorrow, and no doubt the bamboo will still be there, unless….maybe that would be bad Feng Shui.
And that’s all I can manage for I Blog on Tuesdays with Essentially Jess (but hey I woke up this morning and had nothing).