Morning Watering, Afternoon Weeding

Memorial Day weekend is here, and the hot weather has come with it.  Today the forecast is for a high temperature around 90 degrees.

Yesterday I did some weeding during the afternoon and I noticed that the beds were a bit dry.  This morning, after Penny and I took our morning walk but before the sun has risen in its full majesty, I did some watering in the back yard.  The air was mild, the humid earth and the jet of water from the hose smelled clean, and I felt a sense of small accomplishment as I sprayed our plantings and drank a cup of black coffee under a clear sky.  I like it when summers fall into this kind of rhythm, with watering followed by weeding followed by watering again and progress measured by healthy, growing flowers and brown paper bags filled with the remnants of unwanted plants.

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