Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real ~ Pathetic Garden Edition

This week my focus is on the "real" part of Like Mother, Like Daughter's Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real feature. Our backyard is very small and of course our garden is even smaller, but it's big enough to keep us in green beans, carrots, and lettuce throughout the summer. But this spring~THIS spring~the weather has been most uncooperative for keeping it weeded. It has rained almost everyday for the past five weeks, and since I will not weed in the rain, this is what it looks like now. Pathetic, isn't it?

That lovely spray of green you see? That is mostly weeds. There are a few things that we planted on purpose, though. See?

I try not to complain about the weather since complaining about it is in effect complaining about God. Since He controls the weather and sends it to us, who am I to say that it ought to be different? Do I really think He doesn't know what's going on? How much I am longing for open windows and sunshine and warm breezes? How tired I am of the rain? And I am sooooooo successful in not complaining. Just ask my family. On second thought, you better not.

I know there are many people who are truly suffering because of the recent tornadoes and flooding; my unweeded garden insignificant compared to that, but it's real life around here and so I thought I'd share it. The sun is shining today and it's forecast to be 67 degrees, so I'm making a raid on those weeds this afternoon. Say your prayers, weeds. Your end is near. . . Lord willing and the creek don't rise (literally!).


  1. I think your garden picture counts as pretty (futuristically speaking), happy (again, thinking of July or August), and funny, too. Hope you got to the weeds today!

  2. I was hoping to get some weeding done in my flower garden today but decided it was too hot--about 87 degrees, one of the unseasonable warm days we get in the spring here when the hot dusty winds blow in from India. I hope tomorrow will be cooler.

  3. Joy Comes in the Morning....

    Happy Gardening.

  4. It doesn't do any harm complaining to God. It's a matter of being honest, being yourself. He knows how you're feeling anyway!

  5. Don't be discouraged--You were able to get those plants in the ground! I have a certain little boy who thought it fun to take a pair of scissors to ALL 45 of our seedlings!

  6. It's too early to despair about the garden! Soon you'll have it going just great. Good for you to even have a garden!! XOXO

  7. Thanks for the encouragement, everyone. Spring is late here, and it seems that the weeds are the only plants that are happy. lol I know it will get better. :)


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