I was talking to a friend the other night and we went on and on about how bad our gardens are this year. With the lack of rain and the temperatures fluctuating between chilly and intense heat, the flowers and grass look horrible.
It's not even nice to sit outside. If the brown grass isn't hurting your feet, it's just depressing to look at the half-dead flowers that you spent a lot of money on a matter of weeks ago. If I'm out there, I'm feeling guilty that I'm not watering something....and watering is only half-helping the flowers at this point. I think they have secretly lost their will to live.
The thing that I love about nature is that while everything is suffering, there is some beauty out there...somewhere--you just gotta look really, really hard to find it. So, I put on my best Positive Polly attitude and went out to find something, anything good and happy out in the yard.
Here is my list all of the happy, good things in the back 40:
- Two wee frogs in the pond
- Lots and LOTS of snails in the pond
- A happy tomato plant
Remember my lovely green lawn? Yeah, me too.