Tuesday, May 8, 2012
facelift and face project
We have this wonderful back porch where we keep the windows open all summer to enjoy the sound of birds and crickets. The screens keep the breezes in and the mosquitoes out. It's a great room, but I've always hated the concrete floor. It's practical, but ugly and hard to keep clean.
Speaking of faces, fellow Derfs know about Mrs. G's Face Project over at The Manor, an effort similar to Jen's SMILE challenge. In short, real women take real pictures of themselves without apology. This morning I'm uploading porch photos off my camera and pre-shower, pre-teeth brushing I snapped this photo of myself. It's about as "just rolled out of bed" as you can get, I guess. Green Girl, without airbrushing or cosmetic improvements, just au naturale the way God made me:
And this is just lovely, all the bright green of springtime during last week's rain. Look at that pile of dirt I have to lug over to the potager--you bet I'm waiting for it to dry out before I start digging around in it again. I want to plant this week, so I better face it sooner than later.
As evidenced in these photos, we are at the tail end of dandelion season. We don't spray here, which I'm sure makes our neighbors positively ITCHY, but that's a chemical battle hardly worth waging. Let's face the facts on the dandelion issue, it only lasts for 2 weeks of spring and it's inevitable, whether you wage chemical warfare or not, those dandelions are going to invade your lawn. For a week our lawn is yellow, then for another week our lawn is white and floaty--all kinds of dandelion wishes ready to take flight at the faintest puff of a breeze. And then the dandelions are mostly gone and our yard looks pretty much like everybody else's until the clover begins to bloom, which is about the best smell of summertime next to charcoal grills and phlox.
In other news, I'm going to vote today--big primary faceoff in our fair state. Frankly, I'd be happy with either Falk or Barrett, but even Mr. G (at age 7, freckled, funny and sassy) would make less of a clusterf*ck of things than the Current Administration.
Spill it, reader. What are you facing in your neck of the woods?