We have returned from our trip to Ohio.  After 2 weeks the first job was to mow the lawn.  I had paid someone to do it the previous week so not that bad.

Today I spent on my knees weeding the front flower beds.  I am not sure why we plant annual flowers.  If I left well enough alone, the beds would be covered with clover and a peculiar little purple ground cover that I have to dig out every week all summer.

I think next year we do not plant flowers.  Instead I will encourage the weeds and even fertilize them.  I suspect they will die off.  Apparently only hated plants flourish.

But then that is me recovering from a couple of hours on my knees (fortunately with expensive knee pads) pulling weeds.  What is a weed anyway except a plant that you did not plant.