I have always heard that gardening teaches patience. Every winter, a gardener’s patience must be put to the test. The sight of leafless plants and sickly branches might make one question if there is any point in nurturing their garden anymore. But come spring, this patience may be rewarded with a beautiful sight of shapes and colors. I am no gardener, but I have a huge pool of patience. And sometimes I wonder if patience really is a virtue.
“Do good things come to those who wait?”
No. Good things do not come to those who wait. Good things come to those who work hard, are respectful of others, stay true to themselves, have determination and a little patience. Imagine trying to plant a tree in a saline desert. Even with a hundred years of patience and waiting, this tree will not grow. Patience is not the equivalent of magic. Patience needs to be packaged with so many other qualities.
Whenever I work on a blog post, I must always be patient. When I found this little area at the Botanical Gardens with webs of leafless trees, I waited patiently until I found the perfect gown to match the scene. I waited a week for the rain to finally stop in Sydney. Then I waited one little moment more for a soft breeze to catch my hair.
Dress from Ae’lkemi, earrings from Forever New
Photography: Sam Bihancov