|Left side: before, right side: after...|
I am endeavoring to take of the time afforded me this summer break to do a full "clear cut." Perhaps because I am not teaching summer school this year I feel a deeper need to contribute, so this far this summer I have been busy, doing my best to establish a baseline "clear" for our garden beds before mulching and adding plants. You'll note from the image above that the grasses we planted a few summers ago needed to be pinned back so that I could get beneath their "plumage" to get at all the things requiring extraction. I know that this is all very rudimentary garden activity, but something about it is very exciting and appealing to me.
|Friday morning, clearing columbine and daisies.|
Exposed taproot tugged:Much like my gardening acumen, my haiku writing needs work, and I am glad to have the time to work with the soil and my words this summer.
unearthed, fleshy brown hairs cling
to dirt clods like dreams.