Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Not Hay

If one should "make hay while the sun shines," what should one do on an overcast day?  Dolly's rain clouds left with a last hurrah yesterday after a good downpour in the morning, followed by some pretty blustery winds.  There was intermittent sunshine in the afternoon, but it was still generally cloudy.  After days of housebound inactivity, Bess and I were more than ready to get outside.  Too wet to mow.  Weeds!  The tall weeds in the lavender bed beckoned and we answered the call.  The damp ground easily released bunch after bunch, roots and all, and the piles grew larger.  Not too hot, not too cold under the grey sky, Bessie and I worked our way around half of the bed before joints started screaming, "Enough!"  Most of the lavender plants are visible now, loaded with fragrant blossoms.  That alone is incentive to finish the job.  Maybe today, maybe not.  Depends if the sun is shining.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

"Pull weeds on the gray days" just doesn't have the same ring as the "Make hay..." proverb, does it? Hope the day brings whatever you want it to!