Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Perfect Summer Day

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. ~Gertrude Jekyll

What a gorgeous weekend we're having! Yesterday was sunny, in the high 80s and a slight breeze. I ended up having to mow (normally my DH does -- he loves to do it), a task that would have gone much quicker if I didn't have to keep stopping for frogs. The frustrating part was that they looked like the mushrooms we have growing in our lawn so I'd be toodling along and then... a mushroom would hop! LOL...

In any case, I'm fairly certain no reptiles or amphibians were injured yesterday on our lawn, which is not always the case.

Today I'm going to look for a systemic pesticide -- something I hate to use -- for my squash bug problem. Every year my plants get hit by the squash borers. Last year, I managed to catch and squish a bunch of the moths before they laid their eggs, which gave me a little extra time with my plants, but they still ended up dying well before the end of summer. Since I can't "pick" the larvae (they drill into the base of the squash stem when they're born), I have little choice but to try to kill them systemically. Organic controls are dubious at best, and I've tried them with little success.

My SIL had a moose in her backyard on Friday. A teenager, she thinks, all legs and head. I'm telling you, the wildlife this year is crazy.

Now, I'm heading out to take the dog for an early walk before it gets too hot. Have an awesome day!


You Should Live in a Mediterranean Home

You are warm, friendly, and welcoming... and your home should be these things as well.

You like to work hard, but you also appreciate your down time more than most people.

You know how to kick back and relax. Other people find you a joy to be around.

You may not be able to be on vacation every day, but you like to bring a little vacation home with you.

Um... not really.



MomJane said...

You Should Live in a Country Home
For you, the most relaxing home possible reminds you of the home you grew up in.
You like a house with a personal touch. You like to know it's actually your home.

Your ideal home is filled with beautiful (but not necessarily expensive) things.
You can't stand an empty home. You believe a home should be well lived in.


Dru said...

You Should Live in a Rustic House

You are a traditional person with old fashioned values. And you're only looking to impress yourself.

You think it's important to have as comfortable a home as possible. You want to feel cozy.

You are in touch with nature, and you appreciate a beautiful view.

You appreciate the simple, basic things in life. You can be happy just from seeing it snow.

This is so true.

Tori Lennox said...

I got Mediterranean too. And really, my favorite room in the house would be the LIBRARY but they didn't offer me that. Foolish quiz-makers!

Brandy said...

Thanks for that link on the Squash borers. I'm going to show it to Chris. I'm glad you're having a nice weekend! I hope it continues.

You Should Live in a Traditional Home
You are a down to earth and conventional person. You are happy with a pretty standard life.
You don't feel like you have to reinvent the wheel. The wheel is pretty darn great as is.
You always go for quality whenever possible. You are not easily dazzled.
You prefer possessions, ideas, and friends that stand the test of time. You're old fashioned that way.

Yeah, pretty much. *g*

I hope you have a terrific day!