Saturday, April 28, 2007

Working Garden Attire

This post was inspired by a picture I recently saw in a magazine. A lady working in her garden was wearing a long white (yes, white!) summer dress. Her long shiny hair flowed around her shoulders.She was stepping on a shovel in white sandals with a bunch of day lilies sitting on the ground beside her. She was a true vision of beauty.

We were supposed to believe she was transplanting day lilies.

Come on Editors!

Here is what I looked like this morning when I went out to do some serious garden work.

Well coiffed, I'm not! (You purposely can't see much of me in this picture.) I do have some pride! :) )
No white long dress either.

No white sandals for this garden gal. These are serious working shoes!

I did about three hours of work. I spent nearly two of those hours with scissors cutting down all the sedumn Autumn joy. Luckily I can still stoop for long periods of time without pain. After two hours I had to stop the cutting because I was getting a blister from the scissors. I still have one more large bed to cut down.

Overall I am quite happy with the day's accomplishments. These beds are looking much better from the road (sorry about the poor lighting. I am too lazy to go out after the sun goes down and retake the picture).

Look what DH found living in the grill burner.

A tree frog.
See all that stuff around it?
I think it's froggy doo doo. I've never actually seen froggy doo, but what else could it possibly be?

Inside the house, I did a load of laundry, cooked a meatloaf and corn-on-the-cob dinner
and changed my bed quilt for the new season.

Yes, I had a very productive day!


  1. Love the froggy doo. I don't think I have ever seen it either!

  2. I always put on my Sunday best to do my gardening! What is wrong with that?

    My actual Sunday best is a sweatsuit or shorts and a T~shirt if it is warm enough. :)

  3. Who would wear a white dress in the garden? Who would wear a white dress? My sister has a neighbor who always wears a shirt & tie, even when he mows the lawn.

    For some reason I don't think that is frog doo, maybe some other critter has been getting in there?

  4. In my picture it looks rather large to have come from that small frog.
    Maybe you have other guests!
    You've been busy and productive, and I love your quilt!

  5. Oh, that was my exact hairstyle today too. I didn't have the guts to take a picture, but I also didn't cook a meatloaf, do laundry, and change the quilt.

    As for the white dress in the garden, that reminds me of a garden show I saw several years ago where they showed the hostess gardening in gorgeous clothes and shoes. I was so offended by the obvious charade of it all that I sent an email to the producers. The show didn't last long so I guess I wasn't the only one who wasn't convinced.

  6. Just as well you didn't barbeque that tree frog - there would scarcely be enough for one meal, let alone sandwiches for the following week ..... lol.

  7. Hi Sylvana!

    Laurie, that'a about as good as I usually get on a Sunday, too!

    Carol & Susie, My first thought was that those were rather ambitious deposits from that frog. I just don't know what else or from whom else it could be!

    Lostroses, Good for you for making your opinion know to those producers! I wish you would post a picture of our twin hair style! LOL.

    Hi Alice, Are you back from your trip? I don't think we will be having frog legs for dinner with that one.

  8. Hahaha...that magazine photo must have come from some non-existant fantasy gardening world. When I'm out there it's sweatpants and a t-shirt with a visor on my head and my used to be white tennis shoes that are now green.

  9. Nice gardening attire!!!

    for naked gardening day is coming up......

    Guess what I'll be wearing? LMAO...

    I wish i could have a fence here!


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