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  • Dallas, Texas is hot as Hades in September. I am there for a garden writer convention. I know you are surprised that there are so many garden writers that we can have a convention, but indeed it is true.

    At any rate, we are doing all these garden tours as part of the event and I am surrounded by 250 sweating people walking around a tiny garden in 90 degree heat and I feel frustrated that I cannot get a good garden photograph without someone's arm, leg, or face somewhere in the shot.

    Finally I sigh heavily and give up. Turning around I look outside of the garden we are all standing in. This is the view I see. No people. Just nature. Gorgeous flowers. It is like a breath of fresh air and a balm for my soul. So there I stand looking out while everyone else is looking in.

    Are you struggling with things in your life? Perhaps all you need is a new perspective. Try turning around and looking at the back side of it; it might make a difference.
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