We went from late spring coolness to August like hot weather just like that. It is dry, I hope it rains soon. In August our yard is heavily shaded. No so much in May.
The Oaks which we curse each fall with their millions of leaves are finally starting to show some green. In the next photo you can see how I rake the leaves to the edge of the woods every fall, soon grass will grow up through those piles of leaves. In the spring those leaves are wet from snowmelt and provide an extra barrier of protection should there be a forest fire…wet leaves do not burn. Oak forests usually do not burn either..but just incase my leaves will stop a ground fire.
Andy and Jen carried the lawn swing out of the garage. I am giving the garage a good cleaning before the garage sale…that happens a week from today. I sure do have lots of
crap highly collectable items. I have not had a garage sale in about four years…it is time.
I had Far Guy dig out that worthless Forsythia last fall and added another bird bath in it’s place. I mowed part of the lawn, I insisted Far Guy stay indoors. We went to town and bought a battery operated weed trimmer that should be easy on my shoulders…compared to the gas one that you have to pull your shoulder practically out of joint to start.
I love the green grass. Our lawn is not perfect, it has dandy lions all over, I find them pleasant, like little bits of cheerful sunshine amongst the green.
The Purple Leaf Sandcherry had a tough winter.
Looks like a bunch of dead sticks with a little growth along the bottom. I will trim it after it rains. The jury remains out on the climbing roses…they don’t look good. I must be patient.