Monday, April 12, 2010

Rolling Fields

Oh beautiful,
For spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain…

 

OK – got the picture in your head?  Rolling fields of wheat, with their golden stalks swaying to and fro in the wind – mesmerizing you with their dance as they wait to be harvested.  Ah, a picture of the heart of America…

 

Now change that picture a little - Color the golden brown wheat a medium green instead.

Now make the wheat a little bit shorter – say, in the 2 – 5” range.

Now change the wheat into chives.

Now you know what my lawn looks like.

 

I have to cut my grass this week.

 

I wish there was a way to eradicate chives besides digging them all up 

But at least they are only an issue in the spring 

2 comments:

stephanie of stopbouncing said...

we put the snowblower in "summer storage" yesterday and it felt GREAT.
However, that meant I was mowing the lawn and that lost it's thrill really quick.

Did you see onions/scallons coming up already?!

Jill said...

In word Steph - Yes! They are worse than dandelions - they are *all over* my lawn... I tried taking pictures, but they really didn't do justice to how bad it really looks.

But like I said, this is pretty much the only time of year it's a problem - thank goodness :)

I cut my lawn today. I now smell like onions. I don't like onions :P