A comment from my query; Do you believe in luck or skill...?
Luck? Usually it's really a matter of having the skill to see an open door before you - and the courage to walk through it. Being in the right place at the right time may seem like luck, but it's always a choice. -Lisa
Speaking of courage with an open door; a few blooms pushing our soon-to-be-a-patio pile of bricks out of the way...
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman