Mother’s Day 2010

I think we’ve fallen into a new Mother’s Day tradition.  I get to work in the garden undisturbed for as long as I want.  I must say it’s heaven.  

By shear coincidence I ended up working on the same spot as I did last year.  I needed to weed the median that faces Calvert Street Elementary.  One year ago I planted this area with the grasses and Myoporum.  The grasses are at their most amazing when the sun is starting to fall.  They’re also best seen from our neighbor’s house one block east of our house.  If I happen to be driving home at this time and I see our house the song that immediately comes to mind is “Oh Beautiful”….for spacious skies for amber waves of grain.  It makes me happy.

Today I wanted to photograph the median from the best view point.  I worked hard and I needed this to feel it all paid off.  Then D photographed the P and me with the median to capture where we are at this point in time…me, P and the house.  You can see I need to finish my beam project and our house desperately needs a paint job.  That’s a whole other topic that’s been on my mind since the day we moved in and even more so recently.

I was trying to think of something to do that was a typical Mother’s Day activity.  Tea at a garden or something but that’s not really me.  I wanted power tools for Mother’s Day.  In a sort of round about way I got a new Neuton electric lawn mower and an electric blower and trimmer.  These are the things that make me happy these days.  

Through Los Angeles’s lawn mower exchange program we traded our gas mower for a Neuton for $165!  Crazy good!  D got to use it first, but seeing his happy face while using it made me happy!

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