It has been beautiful out there today – the temperature topped out around 80 degrees, it was super-windy, and sunny-but-not-too-sunny, so I spent the day outdoors. I needed to, for the grounds here at Rosebury Haunt were looking pretty ragged.
Okay, it still looks a little ragged, but it is greatly improved – particularly at the back and side of the house.
By way of cataloging my exploits, you may know that I accomplished the following: pruned and de-bugged the old rose tree; pruned, weeded, and evicted vines from the new roses at the side of the house; pruned, weeded, and evicted vines from the old roses at the front/side of the house, and gently wired the new growth to the trellises; weeded the yard directly at the rear of the house, where the foundation plants are really starting to take hold (this actually took for-freaking-ever); removed vines and performed other assorted weeding at the side of the house, where the climbing hydrangea is surging up the side of the porch; did some weeding in the back bed by the garage; pruned/fed/trimmed the container-garden plants; restocked all the bird-feeders except for the hummingbird feeder, which still has goo in it; and watered the hell out of every damn thing that needed it.
I was joined by this pretty thing, which hung around for several hours – making itself happy in the blue salvia and then the butterfly trees.
But I’m not done. Oh no.
Tomorrow’s to-do list: run the edger/trimmer around All The Things; cook up some more hummingbird food then clean/restock that feeder; prune, weed, and evict vines from the roses by the used-to-be-a-herb-garden corner; prune, weed, and evict vines from the front shrubbery; and maybe, if there’s time, take the loppers to the holly hedgerow.
Greyson has a vet appointment tomorrow, so that’ll break up the afternoon a bit; nothing’s wrong wrong with him or anything – it’s just time for his checkup and booster shoots. I think I can still get most of my list tackled, if not all of it. We’ll see how it goes.
I also need to sit down and read through the entirety of my Godbothering content, so that I can renew progress on that bad-boy this month. I was going to do that today, but the clock ran out on me – which is to say, I am now too tired to give it my full attention. So…to hell with it.
Anyway, in closing (because I am also too tired to wrap this up in a tidy fashion) … here’s a picture of my cat being weird. She climbed over my desk, strolled onto the file cabinet, climbed atop the little trunk there (it holds sewing supplies), and then stared into the corner for twenty minutes – occasionally lifting a paw to scratch at it.