Poppy and I were out playing with Eli. Poppy picked up a stick and said, look Mel, do I look like an old man"? I cracked up. He said, "I guess you will put this on your blog".
Friends, we got through deer season and now we're done with turkey season. Poppy never killed a turkey, by the way. Three months he was tied up with deer hunting, and one month with turkey hunting. Today was like old times, we actually worked in the yard together. Yep, together!
We finished tearing down that old dog lot the tree fell on this past winter. Poppy sawed the tree into pieces small enough that we could move them.
While I was mowing the yard with the push mower, he mowed around the pond for the first time this season. Poppy carried the camera. "I will take some pictures for your blog", he said. So, here's pictures, courtesy of Poppy...
On the hill above the pond.
The freshly mowed dam.
There is lots of Honeysuckle in bloom around the pond and it fills the air with sweetness. It smells just wonderful. Did you ever pinch off the end of the honeysuckle flower and taste the sweet nectar inside. That was another childhood adventure almost as exciting as catching lightening bugs. The afternoon sun was shinning through the vines.
That reminds me of mama. As a child I thought Dandelions were beautiful flowers. Mama said if you hold a Dandelion under your chin and it reflects yellow, then you love butter. So I picked a Dandelion flower and brought it to mama. I wanted to find out if I loved butter. Mama held it under my chin and sure enough, it made my skin look yellow. It works, I love butter! :)
And another shot from over on the hill where Poppy was mowing. Not only is the pond muddy but now it's covered in pollen. Still hoping it will clear up. All that melting snow, and then lots of rain rushing down the muddy path and into the pond.
He mowed under the Mimosa tree.
Several of our beloved dogs are buried on this hill above the pond and this was a little memorial Poppy and I made several years ago showing their names. There was Sampson, Nikki, Susie, Cocoa, Splash, Honey, Teddy, Millie, Chip, and Pooh. All were Labs except Teddy and Pooh were small Poodles. Nikki was Wolf and Lab. All were great dogs and we miss them. The spot is pretty run down looking now.
Once again, I need to get busy. My to do list has grown. I did take care of the bugs in the garden with some Dipel DF. Gosh, one eggplant was so bug eaten it may not survive. I got all the tomatoes staked but two, so I need to finish that. Thank you for visiting. :)