back in NC after 14 days in OR. After spending some time at my parents and brothers homes (epic NW gardeners each), my yard feels pretty unkempt, especially coming home after a heat/sun wave down here, where stuff just invades our non-napalmed landscape. It was a little shocking how mutantly large some of the weeds are if you don't see them everyday.

So yesterday and today I'm donning a full coverage wardrobe (to help with the skeeters and sun it's old long dockers, old button down work shirts, a wet scarf, and an ultimate gardener/beach hat and I'm feeling this look!) and sweating out some yard work (pulling up the growth since we've been gone and maybe today I'll forge a border one one of our beds). Eventually some day sometimes I fantasize about being an award winning horticulturist (lilies and tulips are my faves) so what better time than now to get to it, in the most incremental way possible. One step at a time I always say. I like the looks of homemade yard work. Hiring it out is popular in our hood and I'm just not into it. Leaf blowers are the worst!

Good and bad to be back. Last night I couldn't sleep so I started worrying about my job but that thing always works out ok and I just need to learn that. I never really thought about it when I was away and that was niiiiiiiice. Oregon is such a pretty state it's not even funny. Pictures to come probably by Christmas time.

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