Yesterday was another day of repeated showers
and according to early morning forecast
showers due daily for the next 3 days.
The soil surrounding my cottage and in the woods
is almost beyond damp.
In places mud....
Everything is growing,
some leaves are yellow
and mosquito's are buzzing.
Grass was cut by school boy on Friday
and it is Tuesday and so high.
Cannot or will not pay someone again to do this chore.
So I back lawn tractor out of garage.
Because I have developed a weak right arm I
have learned I can turn the blade on by raising my
leg and pushing lever with my foot
part of the way and then grabbing with my hand to continue to put blade on.
This can be accomplished because of years of exercise, yoga and I am
not a big person.
I know this is not a good idea
but I can accomplish it
although do not need to make a practice of it.
Grass is still damp or wet,
even though I waited until 5:00
and the delightful little mushrooms
look like little soldiers in the surrounding lawn
and woods. Some I cut down and others I leave
because I like the way they look.
Mosquito's are horrible and for the first time ever
I put a scarf on my head to cover my neck
around long sleeve shirt.
that is the most I can do.
I notice a few August plants that are blooming
A vine that use to be on screen porch and threatened to cover it
so I moved by the woods.
Also one I do not plant but volunteers everywhere I move.
Years ago my elderly friend Miss Robbye gave it to me.
I had never seen it before
she called it a Summer Poinsettia.
what I have shared a lot this Spring and Summer
"I am not gardening in an ideal location at the edge of
these shady and damp woods."
there are times
that everything looks beautiful.
that is not at this time....