Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's a jungle out there

I'm fighting a losing battle against the weeds. There is actually a path in there, somewhere to the right of the birdbath, but it's very hard to find. I keep in mind a Chinese proverb that I once heard. Apologies to the Chinese if I've got this wrong but I think it goes something like, "If you want to move a mountain, take one stone at a time." So that's what I'm doing, only for 'stone' read 'weed'. Every time I go out there I yank up a weed (or two).
I hear my baby magpie practicing his warble. Sounds a bit like a rusty wheel that needs oil but he'll get it right in time. I read that a magpie's warble is like a fingerprint - no two are alike - and it is true that I can tell the front yard magpies from the back yard ones by their warble.
Anyway, I'm supposed to be vacuuming so I'd better get at it. Bye for now until next time.


  1. I dont see any weeds in there. I have developed selective botanical vision and it helps me to be blind to the weeds that overrun my back yard.

  2. They're there alright, wearing green camouflage. :)

  3. I agree with melanie, I must have botanical visision as well, as I cant see any weeds except pretty flowers, and your magpie family would love to show off there pretty palace Im sure

  4. They're masters of disguise, Donz, but I've given them a big fright over the past few days. They don't give up without a fight though. lol.