After working up a drip drip drip sweat cutting the grass out front (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.) taking the full brunt of the sun, I took a little break and posted here. Then I headed out to the DISASTER AREA known as my back yard. It's a mess since the wind storms that came through next week, chasing out the prior week's gloomy wet, cool weather. Now I've got half-foot tall grass and what seems to be half a foot of branches from my mini-forest that must be cleaned up before I can give everything a once-over with the lawnmower out.
|Messy yard! How many branches and twigs can you count? Way too many! Work work work - tomorrow.|
|See! I actually was working, darlings! Yard waste container (on wheels), stuffed|
full of yard waste stuff, my trusty old brass dust pan and a worn down broom used
to clean off the deck. The rake is out of range.
Hooked up the big Acer laptop from upstairs (that I haven't used for awhile), got my wine, arranged my chairs so I could put my feet up, and went to work.
The grass was dry, amazingly enough, after all the rain we received over a week ago now, and so even though it's October I never deprive my grass of anything. I put the sprinkler on. I may have to rob Fort Knox to pay my water bill the coming quarter. Oh well. Back and forth, back and forth, the hypnotic rhythym of the arcs of water and the delicious scent of dry earth soaking up moisture had its usual salutory effect on yours truly. I fell asleep.
The grass is happy once again, too. I moved the sprinkler around as the hours ticked by and most of the yard and what's left of the perennials got a good drink. I checked out some things online, sent some emails. I did some research. I switched over to my little Acer netbook (I love that netbook) and turned on Smooth Jazz Online. The smooth jazz sound makes me very happy. Everything and everyone was happy this afternoon in my backyard :)
|Eat your heart out, Natalie Portman. Despite the fact that your eyes are exactly the|
same color as mine, you will NEVAH look like me, darling. NEVAH!
|The angle of the sun says sunset is less than two hours away...Sigh. The quality|
of the light is breathtaking, wish I could capture it better in a photograph...
|That light - it just drew me in. The sapling is glowing and translucent in the sunlight.|
|Close-up of the sapling caught in the rays of the sinking Sun. Look how the light is |
bouncing around the leaves! How many different shades of green in this one image...
|My little haven on the deck, now bathed in shadows of the sinking sun.|