That'll teach me to put off a chore. "If you don't have time to do a job right the first time, do you have time to do it over?"
While mowing, I scared a baby ground squirrel that had been playing in the woodpile by the clothes line, and a mother squirrel stuffing her nest with dried grasses out on the west point. Years ago I read The Stand by Stephen King, in which he referred several times to a book called Watership Down by Richard Adams. I'd never seen a writer tout another author's book, and wondered if it was a real book or just an interesting device for King's story. When I found Watership Down, I had to read it to see what was so great that another author would mention it...and found a delightful story in which all the characters were rabbits. Adams had created a language, complete with glossary, for these creatures (a la Klingon in Star Trek), and a word we in the family adopted was "hrududu." A hrududu is anything mechanized, a car, truck, tractor, etc., that made a loud noise and frightened the rabbits. As I zoomed toward these squirrels, I could hear them screaming, "The hrududu is coming! The hrududu is coming!"
Walking out at sundown to put the kids to bed, the smell of new-mown greens and still-warm lilacs filled the air. It doesn't get much better.