The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side. 隣の芝生は青い

I spent the weekend putting down two truckloads of  topsoil in my yard in preparation for planting grass (sod).

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I want to have an American looking front yard.  I do love Japanese gardens, but unfortunately, I don’t have the time, energy or skill to take care of a Japanese garden.  I think I can at least mow the grass once a week.

The garden shop said the grass can’t be delivered until after Golden Week, so I have to wait a little longer for my green grass.

It made me think of a common proverb that is used often in everyday speech.

The grass is always greener on the other side.

As humans, we often think other people must have it better than us. This phrase helps us to appreciate what we have and not be jealous of others who we really don’t know enough about.

There were some great pictures of this on the internet.  Here are a few: