And so, it begins.
I stand like a soldier, leaf blower in hand.
Soon it will be time to winterize and remove snow. Then, time for my war against newly growing things. Finally, summer and the endless war against grass.
My neighbor waves at me from across the fence, and I wave back.
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Yes, a beautiful day for a neighbor.
And so, the endless struggle continues.
Thanks Rochelle and Claire for another great prompt. It reminded me of this kind of humorous, kind of not, events of the US 2020 election which, even more so than 2016, feels like this may never end.
Either way, it made me grin and feel the drama AND the humor in the drama. I really needed that this week.
13 thoughts on “FF: Four Seasons (Total Landscaping)”
The struggle never ends these days. Well done, Anne.
Bleak, and very funny, Anne
i think it is the endless struggle with nature that gives some people a real purpose. Well told.
It’s a never-ending cycle is what it is!
So life goes on – and on – and on. The winterizing ritual begins. At least it can be performed without a mask, so that others can see our huge smiles. 😉 😯
I think that leaf-blowers are the most irritating and useless gadgets ever invented. They just make your problem,>/em> someone else’s problem – until a strong wind or an irate neighbor returns the favor. 😳
I think my husband could’ve written this piece. As soon as a blade of grass turns green he’s kvetching about having to mow. Love the addition of the Mr. Rogers’ line. 😉
Our neighbours gifted us with a leafblower concert this morning, argh. Love the title.
Yard work will test you that’s for sure. Year round challenges.
Great story! Merry Christmas!
If only we could always see the snow, weeds, and grass with a humorous eye! Good one, Anne.
I gave all that up almost 10 years ago. It is now a much better world. Well done.
It seems like a sad battle for this individual, but perhaps that’s just a grumpy front, I liked the read
Ha! I am certainly feeling this one!