That is the question that Michael just asked on my grass-in-the-ajuga post.
Well, Michael, I have been asking myself the same question.
We garden bloggers like to show the pretty stuff in our yards. That is why you see so many close up flower pictures. I am not a closeup flower picture fan... I learn much more from the big sweeping views of the entire landscape. Most of the time I don't get to see that....probably because it is not so pretty. Like the pic of my yard I am going to show you below which is the lawn just a few feet from the ajuga...
I heard you all gasp! Isn't this awful?
Here is a pic of the same area last fall when we began noticing that something was wrong:
Gardening is not always pretty..............
But this is, don't you think?
We left home at 7:15 a.m. today with an air conditioner from 1970 and a console television in the truck bed. We were headed to the Resource Recovery Station. Ever hear of a "Resource Recovery Station"? I just shook my head when I saw that sign on the road to our local dump! Yes, it is no longer called "the dumps" as it was for all of my childhood years. The name was probably changed decades ago, but I have not had the occasion to go there until now. It was the one day per year when people in our township could dump off big junk--furniture, TV, air conditioners, tires, etc. at no charge.
What a popular spot it was this morning! I guess a lot of people were just as excited as I was to get rid of two big pieces taking up valuable basement space. We had to wait in line for over an hour just to dump off our junk. I found the whole experience rather interesting and I wish I had my camera with me. A picture would have added so much to this post!
Anyway back to the blue paint...we stopped at the paint store on the way home from the dumps adventure and I bought a whole gallon of that lovely shade of blue. I spent the rest of the morning painting.
You're wondering what I painted, aren't you? Well, you will just have to wait for my next post and I will show you. Here's a clue....it's exterior paint.
Did you know that some nutty minister has proclaimed today--May 21st, 2011--to be the day the earth ends? I sure hope I have not worked so hard the past two days only to have it all end by midnight! It would be just my luck...
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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