The cynipid wasps that come from that icky old Horned Oak Gall are only dangerous to the Pin Oak. That means that this fall (when they appear again), I will have to cut them off. Oh joy. Anyway, it’s been raining here in Middle Earth for the past 30 days and nights (only a slight exaggeration). I’m thinking ark about now. I have had over 5″ of rain in the past 5 days. The ground is saturated and the grass is growing at an alarming rate. I worked on Friday, but was allowed to leave early on account of being a good doobee. When I got home I went out in the back (in the rain) and weeded for about an hour and a half. It’s so much easier when the ground is wet, but the temps were in the upper 50’s so I got soaked and cold and gave up. Still, I got quite a bit done.
Once again my weekend was extremely busy, but fun. I had a BBQ Friday night, an anniversary open house Saturday and Sunday morning our church got a new pastor (YAY!), then in the afternoon there was a meeting at the church about an community based art project being created by Charles Brouwer. Both he and his wife are simply lovely people. I’m quite excited about this “ladder project”. I’ll write more when I have a firmer grip on the idea. Still, our church has a statue now on our lawn by Mr. Brouwer. Here it is. It is called “Higher Thoughts”. Below that video is a picture of another installation in another city. Fascinating. Of course, I love the arts so it’s right up my alley.
I also knit this weekend. I was working on Milkweed and went screaming past the last row in a chart. I just adore tinking back an entire row of lace. I re-started the pattern on the correct row and now my numbers aren’t working. It’s in a short time out. I need time and sleep to wrestle with the little shawlette. I’m still quite enamored of her, though.
That there is one very bored pup. The rain is beginning to annoy him. We still walk in the morning, but we’re both getting more than a little tired of coming home soaked to the skin and cold. I hear tell the rain should stop by Tuesday. How big is a cubit???
I leave you on this wet Monday with one of the more spectacular examples of the diversity of music from my youth. Here is Pentangle with the title song. You have to click twice on the video to see it.
Have a good one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!