Sunday, May 27, 2012

Things Change...

Remember this?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Not quite sure what to title this one. 
It has to do with a trip to The Czech Republic, 
a lawn mower, a forsythia bush, 
flower beds, and giving birth. 
You name it. 
I mean it, you name it.

I haven't written for a while because I usually like a visual to 
go with my rantings, er, stories, 
but my camera is in The Czech Republic. 

I decided to mow the lawn so my sweet son would not 
have to come over and do it. 
 Although he told his father he would
take care of his mother while he was gone, I felt
I should man up and take care of the lawn. 
I don't even want to get started on my lack of skill in working the 
self propel feature. Let's just say, the lawn mower 
dragged me across much of the yard.
And I had the bright idea to start on the front yard
so all of St. Charles could witness and enjoy 
my learning curve. 

OK, forsythia bush.
 It is, well, was, one crazy
out of control all over the place mess. 
The first year we lived here I came home one afternoon
to see my guys chopping the heck out of the poor thing.
Man did I give them what for and they have left it alone ever since. 
Um, it's kind of a real pain to mow around, under, near. 
Wish I had my camera. 
You would be impressed by the destruction I have wrecked. 
It's gonna be a breeze to mow past in the future. 

Flower beds, you know those neat amoeba shapes
that look so artsy in your yard?
Yea, well all things that are not at absolute 90 degree angles
are a PAIN to mow around. 

Know how we women like to say that if men 
had to give birth there would
be a zero population growth?

if I had to mow there would be
squared off shrubs, 
squared off flower beds,
and perhaps, a condo in my very near future. 

A year later.....

OK, well I find I am in the position of having to amend
my previous stand on mowing.
I have learned to mow patterns. 
I have moved beyond the expected 
Here we have a repeating arc.
 And here, 
a little more difficult to see in the photo,
concentric circles.
It's all in how you look at it. 
Mowing can be a chore to be dreaded or,
an opportunity to create!

I choose to create!
Micky Mouse is next. 
I'll let you know how that works out.

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