Well, I have been a busy bee. I started outside yesterday –off to spruce up the front porch. Unfortunately I started at the the back door to go out and take the trash can around to the front. I thought I’d stop and take care of the outside table and chairs really quickly first, so I gave all the cushions a good scrub in the pool. Okay, now I’m off to clean around the front door.
I hadn’t even made it to my Jeep where I keep my gardening gloves and clippers (doesn’t everyone?) when I saw this and knew I could go no farther:
The cannas were chewed up by some insect or caterpillar, so I took them out and trimmed the ginger. I filled a trash can with old pots and clippings. Then, I noticed none of the bird feeders had seed, so that was next. I also took one look at the back door and realized I need a new welcome mat and some new shades for the garage windows. The roses were lanky and needed a haircut also. And, a new plant for the pot by the door would be nice…so I started a new list.
Okay! Off to clean up around the front door…oh, but look who’s home at 4:30 today! Mike. What? It’s not 4:30? It’s 5:30 and getting dark. And I now look like this:
Just kidding. I may be somewhat self deprecating, but who takes pictures of themselves when they look like that? But my front door still looks like this:
Yes, that’s Abby, the wonder dog, ever at my side, eating a leaf. And those are very dead chrysanthemums behind the croton and pumpkin. Oh well, I still have most of today. I think I’ll forget the trash can and go out the front door first.