If we are on the earth long enough, it happens to all of us: Our joints begin to creak, our flesh droops, we begin to doubt our usefulness, but an optimistic attitude and a connection to the garden can keep us going longer than others might expect, as the cheerful pumpkin salesman in this fall display at Myers Plants and Pottery will testify:
After admiring the rusty elements at Myers, I was inspired to seek out some rusty features in my own garden. I had some fun with my camera, so you may or may not recognize what you are looking at:
I like a little rust. It adds patina and a bit of soul to the garden. Rusty joints, I don't like so much, but may we all age as amiably as Myers's pumpkin salesman!