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Zen and the Art of Garden Maintenance

There is an absolutely beautiful little blog post which I highly recommend to you all: Keeping Mulch and other BrownScapes ManicuredAfter clearing the "What colour is the zebra" question up for Fereday... it prompted me to think of other gardening-related zenism.....Along the lines of "if a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one to hear it, does it make a sound", how about:"if a gardener steps on his rake, and there is no one around, does he make a girly scream?""if a gardener runs from a spider, and there is no one around, does he look like he's practicing his Morris dancing?"finally..."what is the sound of one glove flapping?"
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