Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Weeds


 This was my garden this morning. In spite of the fact that I had been pulling weeds for two days. The temperature was perfect and the sky was overcast ........ and I was determined!
 I had already filled and emptied that wheel barrow twice. The hose was out to wet the ground so that I could get the shovel in under the big clumps of grass and a mulberry tree that had volunteered to grow there.

 I love hollow stumps. Natures planters.

 The cool breezes blew and it rained on me several times. In spite of interruptions and muscle pains I completed my project. Should you ever wonder if it is possible to get a charlie horse in your butt muscle ....... the answer is yes.

 I am feeling quite pleased with myself. The sun is shining now and it looks like it has always been there, doesn't it?
See the big rock in the lower right corner? At some point a big rig decided to exit via the entrance drive and drove through my grass, moving the rock several feet, leaving big trenches in the ground. I consoled myself thinking of the damage they sustained.

 Sweet potato vine in my hollow stump looks content.

 My marigolds and zinnias are really tall and leggy. I am hoping they will fill out now that all the grass is gone. They will bloom through October.

Grass slinger Harvey happened by while I was at work. He stayed in his truck to receive his tongue lashing. Guess he figured he could outrun me if I decided to make a statement with the shovel. He swears he didn't do it. Told me that Drew mowed last time. Drew did mow last, but the grass in my garden took awhile to grow ......... Oh, Harvey, did you really think you could engage in a verbal sparring match with me and win? 

10 comments:

houndstooth said...

I am not sure who Harvey is, but I'm glad I'm not him!

Brian Miller said...

harvey is in trouble...ha...love what you did with the stump...

jojo said...

remind me to stay on your 'good' side!! Looks great, wanna come over here and pull some?

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

"Oh, Harvey, did you really think you could engage in a verbal sparring match with me and win?" made me think of my nan no one ever could win an argument with her and I can remember many times hearing my dad say "mum you are right and I am wrong" followered by him giving her a big hug and kiss...........oh I should mention that she is his mother in-law not his mum...lol thank you for bringing up such a good memory for me.

I love the look of the garden......

SkippyMom said...

Looking good Kathy.

Poor Harvey - I am sure he won't do it again. No siree. heehee

Joanne said...

you worked hard for that garden--defend it hard!

labbie1 said...

I was one of the "interruptions" BTW. It was after 11:00 am and the posted store hours swear the store is open at 11:00 and I NEEDED the Frito's Scoops for lunch! K? 'cause I was heading out for school shopping and needed sustanence. K?

She threatened to evict me...but I got my Frito's.

labbie1 said...

Oh and YES, Harvey will do it again! No, I am not related to Harvey, but he ain't the "teaching kind"...

Chickadee said...

Ugh I feel your pain with weeding and commend your efforts...despite the "run in". I've got my own yard to and the Organization with which I volunteer to weed yet.

squawmama said...

Looking good mama!!!
{{{HUGS}}}
Donna