Thursday, February 28, 2008

Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

Did anyone else wake up on Monday morning, poke their nose outside and decide they just had to spend some time in the sun? Well I did, and it was intensified when I looked around me and saw the deplorable state of my yard, an empty green barrel and the beckoning wall-to-wall blue sky. The words to that old- school song kept going through my head as I worked. (Was it from Oklahoma!?)

Oh what a beautiful morning!
Oh what a beautiful day.
I've got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way.

There's a *green sort of haze in the garden
There's a green sort of haze in the garden
The weeds are as high as an elephant's eye
And it looks like they're climbing clear up to the sky!

Reprise Chorus. C'mon, I know you are singing along. (Sorry about changing the words.)

For crying out loud, where did all these weeds come from???? I love the rain and all, but hasn't it been too cold to grow four foot weeds? Apparently not. Seriously, some of them were about as high as my eye, and I'm not even joking. So it is a good thing you couldn't see me hacking and pulling and otherwise making myself ridiculous trying to improve the view from my kitchen window. I completely filled a green barrel (just in time for pick up...wasn't that clever?) And then I sprayed the bajeebers out of the rest of them. You would think I would learn to keep things under control in the winter, but no, sadly I never learn. Another embarrassing side note is that my hamstrings are making me cry when I walk as a result of my weeding extravaganza.

On a happy note, the flowers out front are blooming their hearts out and making me happy every time I see them. I *heart* flowers and digging in the dirt. I'm even going to post a picture of them when I learn how. Hahahahaha. Promises, promises.


Mark Dixon said...

Great visual image of you hacking through the forest of weeds in our back yard!

I'm at the Chicago airport looking out at the snow. Can't wait to return home to AZ!

joeyship said...

I could relate to this one better than you will ever know. Of course, it's been way to snowy and cold to do anything here yet. But I'm hoping to prune the rose bushes later this week!

One of the great memories I have is finding the most horrific clothing I could to work in the yard, just to horrify my darling children. I actually began to try really hard. haha :o) Ask Katie, she'll tell you.....

Rebellious Roberts said...

you are just as cute as Angie!!! xoxoxo Audrey

angieinpink said...

Your flowers make my heart so happy too!

This spring I shall live vicariously through your hard work & dedication to your garden. Thanks for workin' so hard @ it, so I can enjoy it's beauty, yo!

Love ya mom!