Do you think the garden attendants had a vision?
This post is a homage to the names that built the gardens but go unobserved. To those men and women who toil in our great gardens and their names are never spoken.
Of course, the architects of the gardens had a vision. What about the workers and caretakers for those gardens? Did they have a vision? Did those hard working tenders of great gardens stop to think that their work would convey enjoyment to many?
Do you think when they cleared this land and left this tree that they had a visualization of what was to come? Did they know it would be a silent but stately presence?
Did they have a certain self-importance and aspiration to fashion a space where significant events would come to light? Did they know weddings, picnics, vacations, and stolen kisses would complement their canvas?
When their brow was covered in sweat and their backs were breaking under the arduous task to tame the soil, did they stop to contemplate the prominence of their work?
When the weeds were removed and the trimming was carefully accomplished, did they take a moment to get pleasure from the triumph of their efforts?
Will they ever recognize that someone gave them a score of respect for the unacknowledged job and paused to learn by heart the efforts of………… The Tenders Of The Garden!
These pictures were taken by me at the park close to my home. Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, North Carolina