When in doubt look it up - "razzle dazzle" means
1 : a state of confusion or hilarity. 2 : a complex maneuver (as in sports) designed to confuse an opponent. 3 : a confusing or colorful often gaudy action or display.
Yes, I could write about any of these. Well maybe not the sports so much, but there are other maneuvers out there designed to confuse an opponent and I have examples of colourful, gaudy displays, in spades - maybe not the best metaphor!!
Breaking it down, we have:
razzle - on the razzle or on the razz British informal out enjoying oneself or celebrating, esp while drinking freely.
to arouse admiration by an impressive display
to lose clear vision especially from looking at bright light
I need to focus - back to dazzle - to arouse admiration by an impressive display!! Well, that would be my garden, although I did not set out to -
1. Create an impressive display or to arouse admiration. It, like life, happened. I wanted a modest tasteful rock garden. WHAT HAPPENED!! Things got out of hand fairly early and it went from there.
2. Lose clear vision. Obviously, I have lost the vision of a small tasteful rock garden.
It is now an orgy of colour and texture in a gaudy display. It is, however, me
Now, I do admire tastefully planted gardens. I love their form, their order, their control over nature and the elements. I love these gardens in the way I love good writers - I marvel at the precision of their words, the exquisite flow of their sentences, their levels of meaning and their subtle nuances.
Will I ever be able to tame my wild ramblings into the finely honed structure of a book? Can I trick myself with a complex maneuver designed to confine myself to a more controlled version of myself? Meh, maybe I should just write free verse :)
The pictures - My garden summer 2018.
Have a colourful day!!
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