Saturday, June 5, 2010
It's a good thing...right? This morning I was digging out an enormous root ball of a plant/weed? that was choking a tree in my front yard. I spent about 45 minutes on my haunches (I'll feel that tomorrow) sifting through the soil to remove these ugly little root pods. They were icky. In case you're not familiar, that's a technical term that gardeners use to describe something they don't like. Perhaps my gardening vocabulary will improve once I start learning stuff. My friend Terry referred me to a couple of interesting sites relating to native plants. I have a lot to learn, but for now I am doing what I call "intuitive gardening." It feels right.
While outside, I was watching a baby bird still learning to fly. It was moving from one low lying perch to the next. Landing on things like sprinkler heads, exposed tree roots and the rose bush.
Then the peace and quiet was interrupted by a loud siren and I snapped a picture of the fire engine speeding by.
It's still cool in the mornings and I was working in the shade. What a great way to start the weekend!