Monday, March 14, 2011
Respect the Ides of March!
Having chalked up adventures in roof-building to my resume, I moved on to non-other-than garden power tools. What else could I do after such an unplanned but clever move. I gathered my weapons of choice in preparation to conquer the lavender beds by trimming, pruning and clearing leaves and winter debris. Not exactly "easy peezy lemon squeezy" but it had to be done and the chief gardener is still working on the cedar shake roof--easily, next weekend will be devoted to that as well. I resigned myself to renewing my bonds with the hedge trimmer and even had to pull out the heavy guns in the form of the leaf blower as fallen leaves and old pine needles from last fall are no less heavy now than back then.
I broke my leaf rake and had to replace it. Not only that, the hand trimmers also broke which caused my hands to smack into each other and I just got plain sick and tired of that real fast. I found another one at the store labeled 3 times better! Well, if that wasn't a sign from God that those trimmers were meant for me than I don't know what ever could be. Maybe that is why daffodils bloom so early in the spring as their meaning in flower language means respect or regard, in my case for yard work in general. The daffodil's simple beauty does require that you should take time to stop and at least gaze upon their natural loveliness and be thankful for the blessings that nature offers right outside your doorstep.