On, In, and Around Mondays: Of Warrior Squirrels and Weeds
"It's your nemesis!" I kidded her. "Every gardener has a nemesis!"
Hers is Bishop's Weed, and it has invaded the garden beds. For the last two years, I gave up trying to fight it. The possibility of yielding six string beans for my triumphs against a marching weed just didn't seem worth the effort. (The two beds are small and my gardening skills are less than enchanting.)
But I am feeling a bit revived for the Great Bishops Battle, now that I gave a garden bed to each of my girls. The girls have already planned, dug, planted, watered, and erected security measures against fat-bellied, seed-eating squirrels.
Puttering in the yard, cutting chicken wire for their security needs, I could hear the girls singing while they weeded, laughing while they watered.
And whatever nemesis I thought was ours seemed suddenly conquerable— if not with wire, wooden stakes, and pepper spray, then at least with our laughter, each to each.
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
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