This year may not be the primo get-out-on-the-road year, what with all the impact from the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Duh. But that does not mean we are unable to navigate our own yard!
So, in lieu of captivating photos and stories from our RV travels, sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee, pour yourself a cold beer – whatever floats your boat, and join me on a trip around our yard! Don’t worry – this won’t take long. And stay tuned. I’m thinking for the next post to share stories from our laundry room. Boom!!
The first thing I want to welcome you to is our pristine lawn! It is well accepted locally that our lawn is the anti-Christ of the Augusta Masters grounds. I have previously described our lawn as having “1/4-mile grass”, which simply means that from ¼ mile away it looks great. Any closer, and, well, you get the idea. I have even included a photo of a few strands of legitimate fescue (whoa!!) trying to peak through our weeds. You have to understand our overriding philosophy about the lawn… green is good. Mowing for us is the process by which we establish a standard height by which any mushroom, moss or other green (or brown or yellow) vegetation can grow.
Karen has her garden going, so we are enjoying or will enjoy fresh salad ingredients. Nothing better than fresh.
A story about our yard would not be complete without including some wildlife shots. Yes, we live in a suburban community, but nonetheless we have seen sightings right within our yard of some interesting wildlife. I am always envious of people who can shoot pictures of birds and other wildlife.
While you may have visited out west, Chincoteague Island, or some other location to see wild horses, I was able to capture a rare photo of a wild horse – right in our front yard! Booyeah!! Don’t try this at home – I am a seasoned professional.
It’s not just wild horses we have here – no sirree! We’ve got wild turkeys and carpenter bees as well (who love our cedar porch). I mean, who doesn’t love to burrow themselves in wood.
Being socially distanced does not mean you have to stop eating! The Slowsky Smokehouse remains open and active. Here you see we are smoking a Beyond Butt. Kidding. But it is a Boston Butt and it smells great!
But one of the things about spring, and it seems particularly in the south, is the new growth, the flowers, the buds, all of the signs of resurgence in nature, just viewed from our yard. Springtime might be one of the most beautiful displays in nature.
I am certain everyone is likewise getting to know their own yard, probably better than they would like. Show us yours. Stay safe – and stay home!!