I keep coming back to this photo on my phone from a sunny Saturday a couple weeks ago. I took it while sitting on our hypertufa bench, under the rose trellis, with my back to the garage wall. I've been sitting in this spot off and on for over 8 years now. In the early days of the garden, I would sit and dream...imagining a slate patio in the foreground, an accent trough, middle ground interest, and a distant evergreen back border. Slowly it all came together over the years.
The photo looks like the painting in my mind from years ago.