Friday, November 18, 2011

Birdbath Reflection

I didn't have any time today to play with my camera. I got my haircut before lunch and when I got home there was a message that my worker would be dropped off to trim weeds with a metal blade. I was glad but not really prepared to work outside until late afternoon. My chin-length bob and I changed into work clothes and bit the bullet. I was excited about cleaning out the area with my trench for the rain water. We worked from 1:00-4:15 without stopping. I was in charge of the rake. It looks so good and I am glad I worked along with the hired hand. I think you always get a better job if you work as hard as they do. And I firmly believe they worker harder if they see you aren't afraid to get your hands dirty.
I took the iPhone photo of the birdbath yesterday. Tomorrow I'll pick up my trail of leaves after I take a picture to show you. Have a great weekend.


Christine said...

Hi Rosemary,
I love working in the yard...mowing the grass, raking the leaves and planting trees and flowers. I had raked the front yard twice before we had two full days of rain. I love a good rain. Have a wonderful weekend.

penelopebianchi said...

Love the birdbath! Love the philosophy! My mother taught me the exact same thing!

Gardeners (good ones) learn from us! And are happy to!

I planted 8 "milkweed" plants....Monarch butterflies are native to Santa Barbara; and they migrate to Mexico; and come back to Santa Barbara!)

I want I ask my gardener to get some and plant them!

All were crawling with the black and yellow striped caterpillers.........

Karen said...

Hi Rosemary,
I love the picture. I agree, when I work alongside my gardener I find he does twice the work he would have had I left him alone, plus you get the exact results you want. You were the best coiffed lady in the garden! :-)