Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 - A tidier garden

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for a tidier garden.

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
~Lou Erickson

Since Sunday, I've spent at least 12 hours in the backyard garden completing maintenance tasks and planting new additions. What a mess ... plant trimmings, overgrown penstemon, weeds.

I really should have pruned the shrubs and cleared most of the debris last fall, but I just wasn't up to it. I tidied the front yard garden in April lest my neighbors think I'm not an attentive caretaker (my backyard garden is private so no one else "sees" my neglectfulness).

Now, however, with summer only a month away, I don't have a choice.

For this blessing, I am grateful.


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