We had a tree fall in the back forty the day before yesterday. It had been dead for a while. Earlier this spring I mentioned to Don that it was really leaning at a sharp angle and I thought we might lose it this year.
Yep. I was right.
I was sitting in my blogging chair and heard a soft Whoosh. I heard that same sound a few years ago when another tree fell. Sure enough. There it was on the ground. And there it will sit until we can get someone to clear it. It’s not in the way of anything, thank goodness. It’s been awfully rainy and stormy here for about two weeks. I’m sure the saturation of the ground contributed to its demise.
The garden is doing well. The roses have finished their first bloom. And the Japanese Beetles are worse than ever! I can’t keep up with them. I don’t like Japanese Beetles, but then again, I don’t like killing them, either. And I don’t use pesticides. I feel very strongly about the use of pesticides. Pesticides have polluted our environment and our bodies for far too long. We have a well on this property. I am not about to pollute the ground water. I certainly don’t want to see birds and bees and bugs suffer from my use of pesticides. The end result is that some leaves have holes in them. The roses may not last in their flowery state as long as I would like. That’s okay.
So, you won’t always see photos of perfect flowers here. You’ll see some holes. But since I have never aimed for perfection on this blog, I think we’ll do just fine.
There’s another blog post up today on Just Let Me Finish This Page. This new thing of having two blogs is rather tiring! My approach to each blog is very different. This blog has always been a journal of sorts, so I write each day’s post that day, never quite knowing what I’ll talk about. The book blog, on the other hand, involves some research, some information gathering and some fact-checking. So, I write those posts ahead of time. Either way, it seems I am always writing some sort of blog post and/or responding to comments.
I like it. A lot. It’s just a wee bit of an adjustment.
Anyway, stop by Just Let Me Finish This Page. I love it when you visit.