I fought the lawn and the lawn won.
I would say we fought to a standstill, but of course the lawn is always growing. Kind of like my stomach, but let us not dwell on THAT depressing subject. I was actually pleased with my yard efforts today, and I have a few pictures to share.
Regular readers may remember that I use a non-power mower for my grass cutting needs. The advantages are that it is quieter, easier to start, and does not run low on gas and oil. Additionally, I get that frisson of virtue for being more environmentally friendly. Oh, and it is excellent exercise.
The main downside is that I need to mow more often than I am usually inclined to do. In this case, I had not mown since last Sunday. Note to self: don’t wait that long again.
I got the front done first. It is easier and and arguably more important, because people see it. NO, I do not care what people think! Well, maybe a little. Why would I not want to give the world a pleasant view? I had been working on the back for a while before it occurred to me to take a “before” picture.
When I looked at this, I could clearly see what I had done and how overgrown the rest of it looked. This view seems less clear, but I hope it gives an idea. Photo taken, I had at it again and ended up feeling fairly pleased with myself. Later on, I took a few “after” shots to round out the blog post.
The shadows show that time had passed. I took a shower, worked on my novel, and watched a little Snapped (what’s a Sunday without an episode or two of Snapped?
The Rose of Sharon took a while to start getting green. At least it is definitely too big to be accidentally mown over (although it was Steven who did that, not I).
This is a better shot of the above plant than I got before, and it has even more green.
I did not mow over my forget-me-nots! After taking these pictures, I went out front.
Our peonies were eaten or plucked away by something or someone last year. I hope they survive this year!
I put our alligator out front this year. I would like to get some more lawn ornaments.
I hope to get more lawn and garden work done in the coming weeks. I have never gotten as much done as I would like. With so many things cancelled or on hold, this just might be the year!