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Archive date:  August 25, 2017

Being in the Moment

Final week: 25% off EVERYTHING*

It came and it went.  Quickly. The Great American Eclipse of 2017 was everything I could have hoped for.  There was no disappointment detected.  There were no shouts of “Over-hyped”.  There was: two minutes and nine seconds of silent sublime stellar seduction. I was awe-struck.  I am still in awe.  I believe I always will be.

The eighty or so that gathered here at the nursery gave the experience a depth it would have otherwise lacked. The eclipse would have been really good alone; having the opportunity to share this momentous event with others made it a jaw dropping, paradigm-shifting, life-changing experience.  If only we could have slowed time down for just a few minutes.

I squeezed every bit of stimuli out I possibly could have.  I completely absorbed the nuances of the rapidly changing spectacle.  Star athletes, performing at their peak, are said to be ‘in the zone’.   I have never been accused of being a star athlete, but I was definitely in the zone Monday afternoon at 1:27pm.  I have re-played those brief moments, time and again in my head.  For perhaps the first time in my life, I was truly in the moment.  I had no thoughts beyond what lay in front of me.  For me, no distractions were possible.  I had, for a few brief moments, a pinpoint, laser light attention-snaring fixation.  After 53 years of waiting, I indeed got my wish!

The eclipse has come and gone; the 25% off EVERYTHING* sale is also going soon. This is the last week to save like never before.  Through the end of business on Thursday August 31, 2017, all BatesRewards members will receive 25% off your entire purchase*.  The usual exclusions apply: *gift cards, special orders and deliveries. Remember to take pictures of your landscape area in question and bring those along.  It greatly helps us visualize your unique landscape situation.
The end of August weather couldn’t be better; come out and enjoy…

David Bates

For those so inclined, I would welcome images you have of the eclipse!