Tuesday, April 17, 2012
ahhh and ugh
Ahhhhh!! Sunday was one of those perfect days. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the sky was a perfect blue, there was a soft breeze, and the trees behind my house were redolent (don't you love that word) with beautiful hanging clusters of white flowers. (I wish I could tell you what these trees are called. My mother did tell me two days ago, but I immediately forgot.) Looking up was wonderful.
Looking down and around, not so good. This is where the ugh comes in.
There were messy broken pots on the potting bench.
weeding and cleaning to be done in the flower beds, and that little guy that you see has a chunk out of it. It is going to be cleaned and given a new paint treatment.
there were broken and weed filled pots
the patio and the furniture were filthy, even though they had been covered over the winter.
the secret garden was completely overgrown
so while my mother enjoyed a leisurely afternoon watching the horses run at Keeneland, I weeded, clipped, scrubbed, and tossed (especially all those plastic pots that my mother wouldn't let go of) and things are starting to get in shape for the spring planting in a couple of weeks.
I'll keep you posted as I make progress.