|Well, now I actually have to write something, don't I?
||[Jun. 26th, 2010|12:12 pm]
anything and time is slipping by.This is harder than I imagined, partially because I'm suffering from June-itis. June is one of the months of the year that make me feel panicky - here the summer is turning, the days will be getting shorter, and I haven't done nearly enough of |
This is not helped, however, by the fact that it's really hot and humid and even though I think I want to go outside and do garden-y things, outside feels really hostile and miserable.
I'm pretty much resigned to not getting in a garden this year, so I guess I will concentrate my energies on rehabilitating the fountain and considering what to do about the pergola. My lovely wisteria, which had completely covered it, has died - both bushes, and for no reason I can imagine. I suspect Gnargles. I'm giving it the summer to see if some remnant of life springs from the roots, but if not then this fall I will have to chop it down and dispose of it. Poor thing.
After that, there is deciding what to do with the pergola. It was initially installed with the intent of hanging a porch swing, but that swing has died an unfortunate death. Do I replace the swing? Especially in light of a potential bee hive in the back yard?
The thing about the swing was, I would go out there to swing and just enjoy the yard, but after a few minutes of swinging I would notice some weeds, get up and do a bit of weeding, then settle back in the swing, then notice some more, do a bit more work. It was an enjoyable and relaxing process. But without the swing, I really feel no impulse to go and just stand around in the back yard. So it's being neglected, because there's nothing inviting about it.
Maybe it's time to get a couple of all-weather Adirondack chairs, as minimally appealing as they are, so that I can go out there and tell myself that I'm just going to relax and read a book. And maybe pull a few weeds....