Friday, June 14, 2013

Mother Nature's Surprise

Thanks for all your kind words last night......grief is a strange animal, it attacks when you least expect it.
Much better today.....we have worked in the yard all day.  This week and next are my "good days" the energy builds after the treatments zap it.  Rick and I reworked the flower beds out back and at the front of the house.  What is it about digging in dirt that makes you so happy?  Thank goodness, I play guitar (my nails are really short) because I don't like to wear gloves, I enjoy the feel and smell of the dirt.

We had a "cold" front come through last was only in the 80's, low humidity, blue skies and sun shine o'plenty.  It was the perfect day to spend outdoors.   Rick snapped this picture when I was up to my elbows in  potting soil and plants.  There is plenty more to do tomorrow.......after all those storms in March, our yard finally is looking good.   I did get a surprise this afternoon, we have a
resident chicken snake that hangs out.  Usually he stays off the beaten track,but this afternoon, on my hands and knees digging away, I reached for the watering can.  I thought it was a long stick that had appeared beside me........nope.......Mr. Chicken Snake.......yep, I squealed!  Then he got all huffy  at me, so we gently moved him to the other side of the yard.
Mother Nature.....good for what ails you......and you never know what kind of surprise she will give you.


  1. Good Morning Jilda,
    I'm glad that you are feeling much better today. There is something almost magical about working in the garden that gives so much satisfaction. Nature is so giving and everything in abundance. Your yard looks nice.
    I'm getting shivers just thinking that you almost accidentally picked a snake. I looked up chicken snake online to see what they look like, more shivers, lol.
    Have a great weekend.

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  3. I like how you describe grief. And I agree: I love digging in dirt. It is Mother Nature's gift.