Hot I tell you! Something like 30+ degrees all weekend. Sorry, that’s Celsius. I think that works out to 90+ in Fahrenheit. After the wicked cool & wet spring we’ve had it’s going to be quite the rude awakening. I shall be in the yard in the shade spinning and knitting all weekend. Tuesday is Canada Day which sort of made for a very annoying not long weekend so I booked Monday off and made a super size long weekend.
Hubby has been on a bit of a tear lately wanting to KILL ALL WEEDS! Snort. I told him to get a goat like Rose-Kim but he was afraid I’d get attached and want to keep the goat. He’s probably right. In keeping with his new mandate which we are affectionately calling the “Scorched Earth Policy” no weed shall escape. Example:
Dog in weeds under apple tree a couple of weeks ago:
Same spot now:
He’s been hedging and pruning and gutting all week long. The dogs are really enjoying it. Apparently, sticks = tasty.
And of course, after you’ve exhausted yourself with stick eating, it’s time for a little rest:
Unfortunately, there is still this mess behind the garage to deal with:
Not looking forward to dealing with that at all.
The other neat thing this year is this forgotten, okay ignored flower bed. It’s beside the pool so we plan on putting a small deck over it and some stair up to the pool. That’s the excuse we’ve used for not doing anything with it for the last year. But look at it this year:
So very much fighting to be it’s most beautiful self. The butterflies and bumblebees that we get in there are amazing. Plants that hadn’t bloomed in years are giving a huge display this year. So pretty. I’m not doing anything with it until all the blooming is done. I don’t want to deprive any bees or butterflies of a meal. I’m going to move all the plants to different places around the yard so that they can explode again next year.
Overall I’m really loving the yard this year. Probably for the first time since we bought the house 13 years ago. Not sure what is different but I just really like walking around it and seeing what new thing has popped up that day or what is blooming or what new hole the dogs have dug, etc. It’s just kind of soothing. This is my favourite spot:
It’s shady and up a couple of feet. I see things that need weeding or taking care of and wander over and do that, then back here to sit for a minute and look around some more. Knit a bit, read a bit, pet a dog or cat. It’s all good. Now you know where I’ll be this weekend. What are you going to be doing?
My computer is still limping along. Actually, I’m still just avoiding buying a new one because I don’t want to spend the money! I really want a Mac but a new pc box would be so much cheaper. My monitor is good, I have a new wireless keyboard & trackball, so really, I should just suck it up and spend the money to get a new box and leave thoughts of a lovely Mac for another time. I did find a place where I can get a box built and still get Windows XP. There shall be no Vista on my system!
Oh yeah, and I almost forgot! I got a new job. Well, it’s not actually a new job, I’m going on assignment to a different department for 9 months. Best part? It’s only a 15 minute bus ride from the house. So wonderful. And, considering this piece of news, I’m really glad I won’t be taking Skytrain over the bridge anymore. Eek!