Sunday, May 23, 2010

Go Ahead, Make My Day!


This morning, as I was working in the rose bed by the street, one of my neighbors stopped on his walk and said to me, in a delightful British accent, "This is a very English garden." I almost swooned from his words because that is a compliment of the highest order in my world. He asked if that were what I was hoping to achieve and I assured him that it was, and thanked him for making my day (shoot, my week/month/year) with that remark. He stopped again on his way back home and he told me that the garden reminded him of those in Sussex, which made me swoon again. We chatted for a few minutes, then he went on his way and I went back to cleaning out the remains of spring from that bed with a happy heart.

9 comments:

Carol said...

How wonderful! All your hard work is really paying off.

Leslie said...

That's most definitely a compliment coming from one who sounds as if he would really know. Your garden just keeps getting better and better!

Diana said...

I can see how that would make you swoon -- it's certainly a compliment of the highest order. You go girl!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

What a lovely thing to say. It's funny how the most innocent remark can change our whole outlook.

ConsciousGardener said...

Truest compliment ever...I agree! Wow! Congrats!

LindaCTG said...

Oh, that is so wonderful. Makes all the work so extra worth it. I hope you get a chance to know him better.

Rose said...

You can't get a compliment much better than that! It's good to know all your hard work is appreciated, Cindy.

Gail said...

That is a great compliment and well deserved. gail

Cindy, MCOK said...

Thanks, y'all! I'm still glowing from his words. I hope I do get to visit with him again.