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Too gorgeous out to be in!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Deck plants watered; lawn mowed; some humongous hostas trimmed back and transplanted outside my back fence (I am the only one with full garden, front and back, and now the only one with a garden beyond). Why people buy houses when they have no inclination for or intention of maintaining their property I will never know--but around here, there are more people who don't than do. (Like anything else, it's only hard work if you don't enjoy it.) Got myself filthy hauling mulch, but it will have to wait for another day . . . have to re-shower and get going for a 12:30 PM appointment. Meanwhile, I'm pleased to see that planting an abundance of what I *do* want is doing a good job of keeping out what I *don't* (my neighbors' abundant weeds!!)--and my little lawn is crabgrass free. Even the dogs love to be in the garden! Today I had Zack (the notorious runaway) out there with me, and had to have the gate open because I was transplanting hostas. He quite contentedly munched on "salad" then lay down in the sun, watching me. He never once made a move toward the wide open gate--which made me very happy, indeed! Hope all of you get a chance to go out and play in the sunshine!
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    I'm with you, Judy (as you can probably tell). I guess for the others it's some kind of status thing, but it seems awfully stupid to have a house (vs. condo or apartment) if you have no interest in gardening. One of my favorite things, on the days when I am lucky enough to be able to work from home, is to take my laptop out on the deck in the early morning (before 7:00 AM) and listen to the birds and watch the sunrise, surrounded by my flowers and beauty everywhere I look. It's been beastly hot here for this past week--I mean three-digit hot, and humid--and I spent four days and nights of it without electricity, which was the closest thing to pure hell that I've ever experienced! Otherwise, I'd be out there now. As it is, I'm out there vicariously anyway--my kitchen has two large almost floor-to-ceiling windows, and I can see my ripening tomatoes and strawberry plants and mint and some of the flowers from here. (I've already armed them with a good dose of water against the blazing sun).

    2079 days ago
    We live in a very nice village, bought our home here 28 years ago.It was totally amazing I saw our neighbor out side & ask her where are all the people, She told me they keep in their air conditioned homes. 28 years later guess what???? They are still in their air conditioned homes except for our one neighbor. They do go outside.You do not see the rest of the folks even cutting their own grass they hire someone.They have nice porches they do not sit out on them, they have nice yards to tend to flowers or vegetable gardens,but do not. I love my porch & yard, nothing better than to go out and pick my own salad ingredients.
    2080 days ago
    Mickey, that sounds wonderful!! Our Renasissance Faire doesn't start for another month, but I love being there, and will go again this year if I have to go by myself. Peppers and zucchini!! Wonderful. I wish they'd grow here, but I don't have enough space in the sun.

    You are a trip, girlfriend!! God bless you!!'

    2106 days ago
    WOO HOO! Go Girl! We went out to a Renaissance Faire for a while today. I ke[t looking for shady spots! Toasty! Did a lot of walking. The garden sounds nice. Hubby planted some peppers and a zucchini plant for me today. Woot!
    2106 days ago
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