Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sunshine! Jungle!

After days and days of overcast skies and rain, the sun is finally shining! Not only that, but the weather is perfect, absolutely perfect. It feels and looks like an early fall day, with blue skies, a cool breeze, and moderate temperatures.

Wait, is this really South Carolina in August?!

We never have such moderate temperatures this time of year. Never. A day with weather like this at the backside of August is like a rare gift. Of course, this means I can no longer put off the inevitable.......the backyard.

 Thanks to almost two weeks of getting some rain almost every single day, our grass is well past ankle high. When it won't stop raining, you can't really mow. It just kept getting thicker and taller and there was nothing to do but watch.

 The hedges are out of control, in some cases blocking the view from our windows.  Poison oak is advancing along the back fence line, just daring anyone to come try to do something about it. Waist high weeds are dotted throughout the lawn. Everything is a big mess. And I'm the only one in the house cleared to do yard work this summer.

It's going to be a bitch.

Thank goodness for the sunshine and cool temperatures as I battle back the jungle to reclaim our backyard. If I don't return by sundown send a search party. God knows what's lurking out there.

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