Three days of steady drizzle and it's GLOWING outside--the trees, the plants, the lawn, everything is humming a bright and deep shade of green. Good weather for ducks and frogs, but not for me.
I sat here yesterday working on my laptop and through the window watched Jax mosey over to the edge of the porch where I've begun digging out an acre or so of invasive mint. Getting rid of the mint gives other herbs room to grow, and I'm filling in the gaps with some cosmos. Well, good ol' Jax started to DIG and there went the cosmos and dirt flying all over the wet driveway. What a mess! He gave me the canine equivalent of a shrug when I banged on the window and yelled "Bad dog!" before trotting away to pee on some daisies.
What dirt all over the driveway?
That's looking better.
Hands down, one of my favorite spots.
I've got BIG plans for the back gardens just as soon as I finish that trench by the driveway, and yes, those plans also involve getting rid of another acre of mint. Thanks to my aunt and uncle, I've got access to free plants to fill the gap. I'm a lucky, lucky gal.
Day 1 of summer vacation and we've got a doctor appointment, soccer, baseball and reading on the docket. Our first trip to the public library yesterday afternoon was a success--all four of us walked out with something we looked forward to reading all week.
Thank you for the encouraging words on my MS yesterday--you've no idea how I treasure the complements. That's the stuff that keeps a girl's fingers moving across her keyboard and slogging away at such a daunting task as writing a novel.