Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nature VS Nuture


We're all tuckered out tonight.

GG and the Lab came over to help with the garden clean up.

Lucy spent every minute flirting with the Lab and Gus spent every moment hiding from her.

The front beds were whacked down and plans for the back berm discussed.

We've been talking about that berm for a year now, ever since Sandy took down the first of the Leylands.

I hadn't realized the hurricane was a year ago until Amelia posted tonight.

I reread last October's posts. So much has changed.

My life began to resemble a country western song after I lost the girl, the dog and the 8 trees.

Wait, make the 9 trees. I almost forgot the fig.

But then I started to play the song backwards and I got a fence, spring came then the summer, my sense of self returned and a growing happiness and enjoyment of time spent alone.

Today GG found a fungus growing on the base of the ornamental plum in a front bed.

I haven't even googled the meaning of this yet.

But dear god, not another tree.

 I'm just getting my groove back.






17 comments:

  1. I thought Lucy was the shy one, and here she is flirting with a big ol' dog.

    Your garden looks so bright and full. It's getting frosty here...

    (My crystal ball says your tree will be okay.)

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    1. Does your crystal ball suggest i use a fungicide? xo

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    2. First be sure it's a bad fungus. Could be something that Marie would happily forage. I'd send her a couple of good photos before I worried about it ... just a thought.

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    3. Not fungi, but a fungus infection, Nothing to eat there I'm afraid.

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  2. I'm glad you got to see your dog again:).

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    1. Me too. What a good girl she is, just laid about in the sun all afternoon, moving as it moved.

      we should all be so content.

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  3. Glad your country western song is in~process. I just read a few of your recent posts and really have to hand it to you! Your curiosity and courage with all new and different things is so admirable. Glad you got to see your pup. Hope it was ok with GG.

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    1. It's always ok with GG, we've moved into the good,occasionally seen, friends stage.

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  4. ...don't Google about your fungus today :(

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    1. I should just enjoy my day off instead? Ok.

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  5. I remember the fig... Enjoy your groove.

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  6. Geez, you're making me famous! Yep, your life became a bit of a cyclone there. For some reason what I recall most is the hard time you had when you first went to mow the lawn. Keep meaning to ask how you finally managed the rest of the Summer.

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  7. A day in the garden with dogs and cats. What could be better?
    I know nothing about fungi in the garden except the mushroom types. Are you in zone 6 or 7?

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  8. Shame about the latest tree. But perhaps it's just Nature's way - clearing out the old wardrobe to make way for something new, maybe?

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  9. I had fungus growing around the base of the maple tree in my front yard. Someone walked by and said "Ooooo, that's a bad sign." But after three years, the tree is still kicking...and home to a gang of vicious squirrels.

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  10. Ignore the fungus. Enjoy the day.love,Diana

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  11. Like the song says, 'things got bad, then things got worse'. But you sound jolly and on top of things, and, compared with that, who cares about an ornamental plum tree?

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