Tuesday, June 26, 2018
This is Bushra Fakhoury's sculpture "Dunamis," which sits on the wide median on Park Lane. It's been there several years and I've meant to photograph it, but I'm never really in that area. So when I found myself in Mayfair on Sunday night I decided to make a side trip to see the sculpture.
According to the artist, "It symbolizes human struggle to achieve excellence, pushing boundaries to make the impossible possible. We need to prioritize, work positively and relentlessly towards reaching our goals and dreams."
Achieving the impossible for me yesterday meant figuring out how to lug 50 liters of potting compost, a flower pot and a flat of petunias back from Homebase. It may not sound like much, but that's a heavy, cumbersome armful of stuff! I managed, pausing for rest at a few strategic spots along the way, but it could easily have ended in tears. My arms didn't quite work for the rest of the night!
I found the same "Night Sky" petunias I got last year, so I bought them again. I really like that variety, and now they're in the hanging baskets on the front porch and in the back garden, looking better than the bedraggled pansies that had been there for weeks.
According to our weather forecast, we're having cloudless, sunny days all through this week, with high temperatures in the mid-80's. It was the same last week, only a touch cooler. It's like L.A.! It feels like it hasn't rained in ages. I watered the entire garden thoroughly yesterday evening, which took a long time, and the soil soaked it up greedily.