Friend (28) – The backyard friends

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Backyard is not only a place for laundry or cooking matters.  Backyard is a place where I could natters and observes my green friends grow.  Though, space is a concern and constraint, we have to live with it.  To me, space is not about how much you own, it’s all about how much you’re optimizing it.

 We can’t change the size of the box, but we are able to change the setting within.  A potted plant wouldn’t obstruct our movement so much.  But when you feel so sick about the piled up laundry and the undone dishes, take a glance at this little green fairy, it’s smiling at you.  You would be sure, all along you are not doing the mundane work alone.

 后院不止是一个可以让我们晾衣服与展示厨艺的地方,它也是一个提供我们与绿色朋友交流的地方。虽然无法改变空间,还要去适应它。但对我而言,空间不在于你拥有多少,而是你利用了多少。

当然,外在的局限我们无法改变,我们也只好从内在的设计着手。就好比放一小盆植物,相信它不会占用你多少空间。而它的魅力就是当你把厨房的工作看做叠成山的碗碟当儿,你无意识地看它一眼,这绿色仙子其实在对着你微笑。这时你才了解你不是孤独的。

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Sometimes, they will laugh over my cooking skill.

有时侯,它们会在那儿取笑我的厨艺。

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Sometimes, they feel so shy to tell you.

有时侯,它们会不好意思告诉你。

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Sometimes, they just can’t breath over the oily stuffs and trying to jump out of the window.

有时侯,它们会受不了油烟而逃出窗外。

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You can consider owning air plant, if space is really constraints.

如果空间真的局促,可以考虑种植空气凤梨,空气草。

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Some are slim and elegant.

因为有些即修长又优雅。

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Some are just very space compromising.

有些还有包容心。

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Most importantly, we need a space for green within ourselves.

最重要的是,心里要有绿色空间。

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33 thoughts on “Friend (28) – The backyard friends

    puzzle said:
    April 5, 2013 at 12:25 am

    “Green within ourselves” – that’s lovely. Withs the sun of warm smiles there will be opening flowers within 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 5, 2013 at 12:36 am

      And the dews will follow, to the end of holly chant. 🙂

    Angeline M said:
    April 5, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I love your writing!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 5, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Thanks, Angeline! I know I got long way to go! 🙂

    ĽAdelaide said:
    April 5, 2013 at 12:52 am

    so very beautiful is your offering today, Sydney … thank you.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 5, 2013 at 1:28 am

      Thank you, L’Adelaide! Sydney always like to offer green to every one!
      I’m glad you like it! 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    April 5, 2013 at 3:20 am

    House plants become like pets don’t they?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 5, 2013 at 7:54 am

      But my pet is not like house plant? Haha! 🙂
      Happy Blogging!

        gita4elamats said:
        April 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

        My pet keeps attacking my plants!
        Beautiful post, Sydney. 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

        Just lock him up and feed him all vege…:)

        gita4elamats said:
        April 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

        She thinks she’s a gardener!

        Gretchen Del Rio said:
        April 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm

        How true. You don’t take your plant for walks or clean litter boxes.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        And plant don’t chew bone,hehe! 🙂

        Gretchen Del Rio said:
        April 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

        Thank goodness

    beyondlisbon said:
    April 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I have lots of green friends, too 😀 Although most are out on the terrace, some are indoors. From small potted plants to young trees and bushes (lemon, olive, almond, cherry , strawberries, blueberries , etc.) and some vegetables, too (tomatoes, garlic, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, etc.). And I have some flowers, as well. I love plants 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Wow! You can be a gardener then! 🙂

    ShimonZ said:
    April 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    beautiful

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you, Shimonz! 🙂

    tchistorygal said:
    April 6, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Sydney, you are so funny. I love this line, “Sometimes, they just can’t breath over the oily stuffs and trying to jump out of the window.” So funny! I think that’s why all my indoor plants die. They can’t jump out the window! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

      That’s one reason I stop them from jumping out of the window! You know why?
      Because some of them are veggies, I need their support all the way! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        April 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

        Hahaha! You wouldn’t have anything to eat, if they all commit suicide by jumping out the window! 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm

        I can always go for dog food, Cougar is very generous person! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        April 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm

        Great idea. Cougar is not a vegan, though! You won’t get any plant food from Cougar! Love your sense of humor, MS (my Sydney) 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 8, 2013 at 12:27 am

        That is all I have! 😦

        tchistorygal said:
        April 8, 2013 at 12:48 am

        Yum! Dog food! Yummy! Poor Sydney! 😦

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 8, 2013 at 1:00 am

        How do you know I’m poor? Good night my friend! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        April 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm

        hahaha Rich Sydney! 🙂 Good night! 🙂

    linesbylinda said:
    April 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

    you are always a master at the many ways you share with us. Thanks!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Sydney don’t believe man survive without friends!
      You are one of my fried who I respect you so much so you always remind me of the old oak tree!
      Thank you, Linda! 🙂

    CK said:
    April 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    We love green! But we have no green thumb to keep them alive, hehehe.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 8, 2013 at 12:23 am

      Then you can ask somebody to do it! You just watch! 🙂

    adinparadise said:
    April 10, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Cute post, Sydney. 🙂

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