Meanwhile back at the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood …
Remember I reported that just prior to departure to Cape Cod and our annual pre-tourist rush week in the Happy Cottage that I noticed red fruit on the branches of our just-transplanted front-yard Snow Fountain you all helped name Cherry Cherry?
Well upon our return, I discovered that somebody ate well during our absence. Next year maybe my dear wife Karen and I will get a taste of the fruit of our labor — the picking and planting, that is.
And at the front edge of lawn, that big pile of yard waste recyclables that had been growing bigger and sitting uncollected by city workers since they missed the scheduled first-week-of-the-month pickup in May was gone.
In its place was a big and nasty brown spot, where all of the grass upon which I’d piled said refuse per city ordinance instruction had done its nasty killing work. Once they miss that first pickup, you see, you never know when that collection truck will swoop down your street. It could be any day, any time. So out the yard waste stays.
Enough complaining for one post.
The hourglass garden up front looked vibrant, all rose bushes alive and well.
And just the night before, Karen had pulled me out to the fence that protects our backyard butterfly garden from Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and her romps.
It’s too early for the four butterfly bushes to be anything other than optimistic early brushes with life, but the red border lillies had come up during our vacation, and were hanging out for our return. And the purple of the Polish Plant that’s climbing said cedar fence this season was a fine sight at the line extending from my dear wife’s happy hand.
And at the corner of the porch, the biggest of our rose bushes sits poised for its annual mid-June push to glory.
Back in the swing we are.
What’s coming up today in your yard? Are the birds feeding on anything you wish they weren’t, and if so, what do you do about it? Would you seed the big brown spot or just let nature grow something back?