|Wild Flowers among the thistles.|
Today we are experiencing excessive heat which comes with the month of August. It becomes a daily chore to water the plants and garden due to the lack of rain, but that is life. As with all things, there are times of plenty and then there are lean periods as well. One goes with the other, and I guess that is why we appreciate the times when we have all that we need.
|Abby gathering wild flowers for "Mommy."|
Today I went out into the meadow with the weed cutter. I let the weeds grow longer than normal this year. In June, Abby wanted to see the fireflies that come out at night; this was at the peak of their mating season. It was also during this time that the weeds in the meadow needed spraying or trimming down. I didn’t have the heart to limit Abby’s joy by reducing the number of lightning bugs, that is, by destroying the habitat that they lived in. So today, the job of cutting the weeds is so much harder now that they are 3 to 6 feet in height. The thistles, Golden Rod, and the ragweed are pollenating, so our family needs to have the weeds eliminated.
Anne kids me about how when I get a new yellow t-shirt, and then go out and cut thistles while wearing it, forgetting to change before starting the job. By the time I come in, the shirt is virtually ruined and I am wondering why I didn’t change into one of my many old t-shirts in the first place. Oh well, it is good to focus on one’s work, but I need also to concentrate on my attire as well. Today though, before going out to the meadow, I proudly walked in front of Anne wearing my oldest t-shirt. She looked up from the computer, smiled; almost imperceptibly she shook her head and then proceeded to go back to work.
|Softener salt access in closet floor.|
|4" fittings in utility room.|
|Plastic funnel in the floor.|
|Softener salt tank cover with 4" salt|
pipe cut into the corner.