Gardening With My Dog!
I visited my mom's place today and since the weather was wonderful and everything's died back anyway, I decided it would be a perfect day to divide some gingers! Unlike the rest of the neighborhood, the grass was still green in the backyard and there was no shortage of other things to be happy about. Just as I was staring at a big brown mess of leaves and thinking about how long it would take to grow back, a bright red cardinal flew down to get a drink from the birdbath only several feet away! It was so beautiful to see it sipping against that monochromatic background of dead leaves, it might have been a scene of snow for all I cared. I lost count of all the other songbirds flitting about in the pines and cypresses above, and watched various woodpeckers securing their daily grub from their corresponding trees, sounding like typewriters, jackhammers and telegraphs in their own unique rhythms. I even got to plant and divide some bulbs, and best of all my dog didn't trample any bromeliads today. Making progress.