Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sunday morning

A short post, this morning, as the Minotaur is still sleeping, and the Kraken is wreaking havoc on her play kitchen directly behind me.

It's supposed to be 67 degrees today. I have four azalea bushes sitting in my front yard, and a giant pile of cleared space from where I yesterday dragged four hideous unnamed shrubs. I have a baby mimosa tree on its way to me from a nursery in Tennessee, among other delightful plants. I have blisters on my hands from yesterday's digging and I can't wait to get outside today and do it again.

Soon I will be able to garden at all hours with impunity. The beloved NinnyPapa have purchased for the Kraken a giant walk in Dora playhouse, and I suspect the Kraken will formulate devious plots in it for hours while I dig in the dirt. It's going to be a nice spring.


bon said...


I thought about clearing the land yesterday but I hadn't planned for it, so it didn't happen. I did notice that my periwinkle had a few blooms on it in one protected corner and that thrills me ENDLESSLY!

Sugarmama said...

Wish we had a playhouse now rather than the baby swing out in our yard. This might make Bean less likely to need "big push, mama!" QUITE so often as I gaze longingly at my shovel...

Can't wait to see your new yard once you've got everything in the ground. The mimosa tree should grow very fast and will probably produce more baby mimosas around your yard which you could move or not. Do you know what the 4 hideous shrubs were? We've got a lot of space to fill over here, and I might not be picky if you're just tossing stuff! I'd even help you dig 'em if need be!

R said...

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
~~Margaret Atwood :-)

graymama said...

r = graymama