In the past two days, most of my time and energy has been spend hauling rocks and digging in the soil. No, I haven’t been robbing graves; I’ve been gardening!
I do very much enjoy cultivating plant life, although gardening in Colorado is often a challenge. We have a short growing season, with occasional snows even in late May. It is usually very dry and frequently unbelievably windy. The early summer rains are often torrential downpours. Basically, the prissy plants don’t survive in Colorado. We’re a hardy bunch here.
My gardening over the past two days was, unfortunately, make distinctly less pleasurable by the high winds, which probably averaged about 20 mph. Normally, I would have delayed until calmer weather prevailed, but my mother is arriving for a visit today. Not only did I want the place to look nice for her, but I didn’t want to have to babysit my just-bought plants for a week until I could plant them. My poor little plants must have thought they have been transported from Home Depot Heaven to Windy Home Hell. But the aggravation of the wind and the present pain of my muscles was worth it, as the gardens look so much better.
In just a few moments, I will be leaving to pick up my mother from the airport, so I probably won’t be posting as much as usual over the next few days. My responses on some issues, like Aaron’s comments on racism, will have to wait. But [insert Arnold voice here] I’ll be back.