An extremely thoughtful fellow he is—he planted a Calla Lily bud (as photographed above) for me because he knows I love them!
Ryan of Little Giant is a bonsai, garden, and chef extraordinaire, and is one of my favorite people I have met in my four years living in Santa Cruz. He has also inspired a lot of my own personal herb and plant growing collection and I felt his work was well-worth documenting to share with you all.
The sun still beats down on my face, and the scent of sunscreen is still in full-effect. I have been hoping for any sign of a sense of security, a sense of freedom, and the old free spirit I remember feeling as the wind blows through my hair.
There was nothing.
Until today, when I remembered that my landlord is a landscape artist. A little birdie told me that I should take a peek in the garden. And there it was—finally—a source of any inspiration at all. And my, my was it a source of inspiration! Eucalyptus, fern, petunia, oak, pepper, and even grapes. The foliage of the gods! Perhaps there is a reason why I am here, and perhaps I need to take this all as a reason to take a short honeymoon from the stresses of life.