Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Not Being Hosed

“I can’t clean the gutters on the north side of the house because the hose doesn’t reach that far,” said Mike. He whittled his fall “To Do” list from a timber to a toothpick with gutter cleaning the remaining unchecked bullet point. If hose length impeded completion of the fall gutter-cleaning task, I’d remedy that… Continue reading Not Being Hosed

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

Anita VS Hydrangeas

Why should I spend $250 on five 3-gallon Limelight Hydrangeas when a thick hydrangea jungle grew in my backyard? Why should I read instructions on transplanting these shrubs when I’ve been an avid gardener for decades?   Five hours (and as many hydrangeas) later answered these questions that I had asked myself. Consulting online Hydrangea… Continue reading Anita VS Hydrangeas

humor, Outdoors

Frogs in the Fog

Green Mouth, the dominant leopard frog, ruled from deep within the lily pads. Contender approached warily. Green Mouth rolled an evil eye in Contender’s direction. Contender retreated to the pond’s edge. Shy Guy peeked from among the loose stones. This amphibian drama played out in our renovated pond while I savored my coffee on the… Continue reading Frogs in the Fog

Gardening, humor, Outdoors

My (Mostly One Sided) Conversation With A Bur Oak Tree

“I may be out of my tree, but I thought I’d reason with you,” I addressed the stately oak looming at the edge of my driveway. In the past I expressed relief, wonder, and surprise when addressing nonhumans as the respective examples indicate: “There you are, scissors! Great hiding place, but I found you!”, “Ok, yesterday… Continue reading My (Mostly One Sided) Conversation With A Bur Oak Tree