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.
It looked more intimidating in real life.
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.
Did the lawn win? Or did I?
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?
Our Rose of Sharon
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).
The Red Thing from Diana’s house.
This is a better shot of the above plant than I got before, and it has even more green.
Can’t have too many forget-me-nots!
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!
Alligator from Knoeble’s in Pennsylvania.
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!