I love yard work. Basically, I love being outdoors. But I also love making it all look nice and pretty. Removing what I don't want. Putting in what I do want.
The first day of spring was beautiful here in Southern Indiana with some of our warmest temperatures to date. I went out dressed in my Wenger boots, lightweight hiking pants, a long-sleeved t-shirt and a zip front hoodie. I quickly realized that I didn't need the hoodie and shucked it. I probably could have been in a short sleeve t-shirt as well, but sometimes it feels good to sweat a little. I raked and swept and cut out two dead bushes and cleaned up all of the mess. Just enough yard work that I could feel it today. If I sat too long at my desk, I was stiff and a little sore when I got up.
I should have taken before and after pics so that you could get a true appreciation of my efforts.
There are still some roots left where I cut out the two bushes...if you look closely, there between the V of the wood...I really love to cut stuff out with my cutters. Wonder what that means?
When I was all finished, I pulled a camp chair out into the drive and sat another chair in front of it. I leaned back, put my face to the sun and put my feet up. With a cat on my lap and a dog at my side, the three of us sat there like that for probably two hours.
A wonderful first day of spring!