Monday, April 23, 2007

Orchids Orchids Everywhere

Today was my last day working in the third garden of the first client I got when I arrived on Maui twenty years ago. We are one month short of having our 20th anniversary, Darling.

It has been an incredibly full and rewarding relationship. Each of the three gardens were unique, constantly evolving and never dull.

It was a long day. The garden is in perfect shape to turn over to the gentlemen who is buying my client list for a few magic beans.

I am tired, my back still hurts and it is time for my evening stroll through the garden to remind myself why I enjoy this so much. So there won't be an eloquent analysis of a long relationship that in many ways is too hard to describe.

Some things are not easy to capture in their full essence.

Two stubborn opinionated men collaborated and came up with gardens to be proud of. Even when there were days of disagreement and the tongues were flapping, the relationship held tight.

That is something to be thankful for and to celebrate.

Thank you John for everything you have done for me over all these years.


Pam/Digging said...

That must be a hard goodbye.

It sounds like you're getting close to moving. When is the big day?

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Monday June 4th 7:35 pm.

Layanee said...

Beautiful tribute, lovely photos!

Annie in Austin said...

Christopher, that's not too far off in time - what an adventure! Twenty years of collaboration between two stubborn and opinionated men, one of them an artist who produced something of great beauty... now where have I heard that story? It's a little like the pope, Michaelangelo and the Sistine Chapel isn't it?


Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Perhaps my "David" is in North Carolina yet.