I'm taking a moment to thank those in the military who have laid down their life for others. Regardless of how I feel about particular wars, I feel gratitude to those who have sacrificed so much. It's a courage I can't even begin to imagine and I hope that we will all work toward making our world a safer, more peaceful place so that these sacrifices won't be necessary. Keep up the good fight.
This memorial day I spent some time in the garden. Since declaring 2011 to be the year I become a gardener, I've been inspired to get out there and battle the weeds a bit. Dividing and conquering seems to be working a bit. Today Mr. Bonnet took me out and bought me some stepping stones.
Here is what the side garden looked like before I started. This is a fine bumper crop of weeds. I'm not sure exactly what kind of weeds they are, but they are everywhere and very thick.
And here is what the side garden looks like after today's efforts (and several previous days as well). The stepping stones are just in a preliminary phase, they'll get better organized and set once it stops raining!
You can see that I've cleared out a lot of the weeds, and transplanted some of the bishops weed groundcover to the far end of the garden. I've decided to let that groundcover blanket this plot (I hope I don't regret this decision as the bishops weed spreads and can become invasive). In the pot is a lilac bush which is getting the only sunny spot in the garden.
And here's one of our rhodies in bloom :-)