Clearing brush, chipping branches, pulling grape vines from the sumac bordering the cowpath . . . and taking a middle-of-the-day break with Betty to attend a presentation on vegetable gardening at Gardenworks, a local farm/nursery. Whew! I’m tired! But also happy to be making some progress on these gargantuan projects that always seem to slip to the bottom of our chores list.
After I finish something, I always wish I’d taken a before picture. “After” by itself doesn’t convey the scope of work accomplished. I guess I don’t take that photo because, frankly, I’m a little embarrassed about the “Before” view. However, Brian over at Green Mansions Compost wrote a really good post about—among other things—reality vs. fantasy in the garden. We all strive for perfection, but, as Brian puts it, “around the corner, there’s a hose laying out and a stack of one gallon pots from last year’s boxwood waiting to be put away . . .” In the case of B and me, it’s rolls of grapevines not quite disposed of, a missed pile of raked grass, and an enormous thicket of brush waiting to be chipped. Frances at Fairegarden commented: “Show a macro, then back up and show the real view. We love both.”
Too late this evening to get that real view of the work today, but maybe tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, I am going to fall into bed.
P.S. My weather song (below) kept the rain at bay until after I finished working for the day. Talisman!