This and That


Morning chores were made more enjoyable when accompanied by the sweet scent of Jasmine.


I needed to remove yard art from the fence as a new one is going to be installed.  The ceramic frogs were filled with ants.  The kind that bite.

Ants are incredible creatures, but they build nests in the middle of plants and in grass. They bite leaving big itchy bumps. No bare feet here.  The ants crawl really fast and can make it up your leg in a split second.  All I can say is, ants in your pants are not fun.


Also on the list of chores, was picking up branches from the recent storms.  Nature pruned all the dead limbs and a few live ones.


Meanwhile, the front yard was scented by the neighbor’s Wax Ligustrum in full bloom.


The chores were finished and I took time to take in the first blooms of the Little Gem Magnolia.  A bee also took pleasure in the freshly opened flowers. The bee is flying above the top flower and its shadow is cast on the petal of the lower flower.  Outside chores are always the best kind!

6 Comments on “This and That”

  1. Wish I could smell your garden from here!

  2. Ann Coleman says:

    Outside chores are the VERY best kind!

  3. Sheryl says:

    Ants can be so annoying. At least we don’t have the kind that bite up here–

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