Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rites of Spring

I am always amazed at how a few weeks of the spring rains can bring total transformation to a lawn or yard.

(I can't really call ours a lawn, as it's more weeds than grass!  But if I didn't have weeds, there wouldn't be much here!)

Where the yard --once the snow leaves us--is brown, trampled, pathetic and absolutely hideous.  Soon, all that turns green, has life, and is, with time, absolutely beautiful.

All I have to do is pick up sticks and rake, and tend to it.

Thank God he sends the rain, and makes that transformation.

Today, I spent a couple mind-neutral hours on the lawn mower.

I enjoyed it.  (When I wasn't noticing all the jiggling going on!)

All I think about is whether I'm going to go horizontal, vertical, or diagonal with my pattern.

Then I buzzzzz around and enjoy that work, looking forward to the finished product--and it actually stays done for a few days--unlike so many of the other chores I might do!

I can enjoy the breezes, the sunshine, and yes, the best part:  the smell of two-cycle engine oil in my hair.  

(Oh, admit it, you like that scent, too!)

And, I spotted my first dandelion.  Its many relatives will soon be appearing.  I've learned to live with them.  They may as well be welcome, I can't run 'em off.  The yard is too big and they gang up on me.  

Acceptance:  'tis sometimes a good thing.


I say "mow the lawn".

And some say "cut the grass".

Some say "cut the lawn".

Still others say "mow the grass".

What do you say?


Amy said...

Mow the lawn. Have a great day! We are pretty weedy too! :) At least it is green. Blessings!

Buttonchief7 said...

Around here we say it's time to cut the grass. Funny, never realized all the different ways of saying it.

lil red hen said...

We just say, "Mow the yard"

Tanya said...

I think I just say "mow". Ha! And when I want to really feel important and a little upscale, I say "mow the estate" for fun! The estate with sticks, dog poop, deer poop, coyote poop, dandelions, etc...