Okay, I’m not actually drowning. I’m not even near water right now.
However, Pam and I have been talking about a “water feature.” A water feature is a generic term for something in your garden that involves water, like a fountain, pond, or waterfall.
We have actually been talking about water features for years, but we always wanted a waterfall, and they are time-consuming and expensive to build.
Recently we adjusted our thinking from a big waterfall to a small fountain made of some stacked stones. We talked about all of the different options and configurations and identified some possibilities.
Later, as I began to look more closely at the designs, I realized that they would still be time-consuming and costly. It looked simpler than a big waterfall, and it wasn’t going to be quite as much money or effort, but it wasn’t going to be cheap and simple.
On reflecting, I realize this pattern repeats itself in my life. I can’t do something big and complicated, so I scale it back, but in the end, it is still big and complicated. Just not quite so much as before.
For this water feature we will take an A-B, MVP approach. We will think about what we really want, but then break it down into specific pieces that can stand alone, so we have something enjoyable each step of the way. It will be great!
Oh, and by the way, email me if you have a friend with a backhoe =;^}
Do good and be well,