Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side


How many times have you heard the saying about the grass being greener on the other side? The promise and possibility that something just could be better somewhere else. 

This pic is of the hill opposite our vineyard. The top of the hill is as dry as it is over our way. Except for around our house where there are patches of greenery - the lemon, lime, mandarin, orange and mulberry trees, passionate fruit vines, raspberry and climbing roses bushes and of course the olive trees. 

The cattle have noticed our small patch of green. And a gate left ajar by a tiny amount was enough of an invitation for them to see whether it was possible to squeeze through to the garden. It's amazing what persistence can achieve as despite the small gap, by the time we awoke they had had tastings from several of the fruit trees and were about to begin on the passionate fruit vine. Despite being half asleep, it got us up and out chasing them back into the paddock. 

The pasture has been dry for some time, although one or two small pale green patches  are beginning to emerge. Let's hope some rain does come soon  but in the meantime I am careful to ensure the garden gate remains firmly closed. 


6 comments:

  1. You are right! It is always greener on the other side. ;)

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  2. First time I hear, read this saying. Interesting writing to the picture as well. Please have a good Wednesday.

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  3. It's so much fun to try to find out if the old adage is true!

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  4. It does look dry over your way Rae .... Hope you receive the much awaited opening rains soon

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  5. I love reading your posts about country life Rae, I can just imagine how it was when you woke to find the garden being ransacked by cows, bet that got you up and moving fast haha! Let's hope the rain will come soon, surely...!

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  6. Funny, isn't it, how cows are so dim - but not so dim they can't very quickly spot an opportunity like that!

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