It was such a gorgeous afternoon yesterday that after lunch we decided to get outside and do some pruning. My job is to prune the roses down to size and the perennials of their winter deadness. I am given equipment according to my size and Terry uses equipment according to his size.
Here is my little JD trailer all filled up with rose branches. I actually took a picture of my hands to show you that I did not completely win the war but they were too hideous and my vanity took over and they were deleted. My favorite rose bushes are David Austin roses. They smell so beautifully fragrant.
Terry was pruning our ornamental Japanese cherry trees down the drive way. It seems a bit sad to prune off the buds but they've gotten a bit too gnarly and now must receive a good cut back. As you can see he has been allowed to use the big equipment. He said at one point, "I wonder if Terrence will stop here after work "(as he often does) "then I could just stay in the bucket and he could just drive me around". I said to him "Do you want me to drive you around?" and he smiled and said "No, its OK, thank you". It was hard not to take offence at that. I suppose since he was listening to me try to start the little JD garden tractor and had to once again come show me how, he felt it was in his best interest to manage the big JD on his own.
Now as you already know I'm a curious sort, I was busy trying to capture the best side of my beloved in the bucket when we both stopped and watched this big Ball drive by. We both just watched and I said "What was that?" . . .and he said"I have no idea". Any guesses out there? If you click on the image below, it will give you a better look.
I was a little slow capturing the big ball driving by but you can see it there going down the road. I'll have to mark that down as one of the stranger drive bys. As I write this I think about all the different climate zones that read this and I'm curious about how warm it is where you are today. I have people from all parts of this globe who stop in and peruse my latest comings and goings and I'd love for you to tell what the temperature is where you are today. Just make sure you specify Fahrenheit or Celsius. If you don't know just tell me if its warm enough to do your pruning. I just went out and checked on the porch it is 5 degrees Celsius or about 4o degrees Fahrenheit. I'm off to go for my 30 minute walk, have a delightful day.