To set the stage, I am in town, and have a small garden at the curb. A mix of perennials. I don't tend as much as I should, but like that 'pretty look' in front, so they don't notice the mess behind.
Never fails, when I am out there working it, usually late afternoon, cars stop and I hear a Thank You! I do this work late afternoon so I can have an adult beverage, have my tote with clippers, hand cultivator, trowel,scissors etc. I am not on a busy block, but have a few drive-home-after-work come by. I get a friendly wave, stop to say thank you, or what is that flower. Was out there today, and had the usual, and one fellow pulled over. Asked if that was rosemary I was trimming and holding (was trimming out some old bad stuff, and some good leaves still on). He is a cook, and I handed him a bunch.
Just on the bragging, my son and baby stopped by the other day, we are out front, lady pulls over and raves on garden, I got her some rosemary and thanks. Son saw me smile in my world. He understands.
Just sharing a bit of my smiles.
BTW, will work out pics in another week. I have newish 'puter, windows 7, on picasa, all directions are for photobucket, and even my old way has changed. I have have brown thumbs 'puter skills. Aaargh!!!!