(Sung to the tune of The Trolley Song
as performed by Judy Garland)
Ouch, ouch, ouch go my muscles!
It sure hurts when I bend!
All my joints are so painful!
I've been out in the garden again!
I don't know what's come over me but I am suddenly deriving pleasure from gardening even though I have stated unequivocally in the not too distant past that I have come to the conclusion that I hate gardening & despite the fact that I can barely move for 2 days after doing it! There is something strange afoot here. It started out with me just trying to make the foundation beds look a bit neater by ridding them of their jungle-like overgrowth of weeds before putting the house up for sale. Having accomplished this weed genocide (except for removing the dead stuff left behind & keeping a jump ahead of the new rebel weed forces that keep trying to overthrow me) John & I decided that things looked a little bare. Last year I planted 2 daylilies in the foundation garden outside the back door. For some reason I have become obsessed with daylilies & have bought another 5 or 6 plants thinking how pretty it would be to have a forest of daylilies out there! There's a lot of room in this particular garden area so buying a few more daylilies is something that will undoubtedly be happening before too long. Of course in our quest for daylilies we are spotting other things from time to time & thinking "this needs to come home with us!"
Thursday morning I decided to suit up & have a go at the butterfly garden I planted last year. It was quite a mess as you will see in these before photos.
Here is what it looks like after.
The butterflies will hopefully be lining up in droves to enjoy all the work I've done for them : ) As you can see there is room for another plant or two & I'm sure I'll find something to place in those areas. I thought it would be really cool to have a little butterfly house here & I think I remember seeing such a thing as a butterfly bath ... like a bird bath? One of these days : ) I was thinking a hummingbird feeder might be nice as well : )
I managed to do a bit of stitching last night. Of course I can't show it to you ... another exchange piece. No knitting has been accomplished yet because I need to exchange the needles I bought last week for a different type. We won't be going back to Lexington until Wednesday so no knitting will be started unless I dig out some cotton yarn & straight needles I bought a while back to make a couple dishcloths. That's a possibility but who knows. After all, this is me we're dealing with here ... lol! One thing for sure today is I am going to work on a finishing a couple pinkeeps I made from recent stitchings. Once again I can't show you anything but you'll see them eventually : )
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!