Today was a glorious day - warm, golden with a cool breeze, but I'm coming to the end of my back yard time which means yard work and lots of it.
I started with trimming down flowers, now past their prime. Some though, were still hanging in. I could not say good bye.
My rose bush has struggled all summer and now I have this one little bloom.
Some people, when they are coming to the end of: a relationship, a job, a life, they stay strong to the very end.
Next up was to take down the covering on the gazebo. I've come to the end of my coffee time out there and I will now move inside to the big comfy chair by the fireplace.
But this is a job for tall people, which I'm not. However I am independent and somewhat stubborn. So I go looking for a ladder, which I find, up high for tall people.
I find a chair, clamour up on it (short people are good at that) and wrangle that ladder down, only to find it is still too short for the job.
I need the BIG Ladder. I find that one, which is twice as tall as me and manage to get it under the gazebo. But there is more trouble ahead! As I'm taking down the canopy a Big, Fat Spider drops down right in front of me. Lord Ha' Mercy - I nearly started hyper ventilating. There it hung with an abdomen I swear, as big as my thumb. It can get difficult when you are coming to the end of things! But you have to keep moving forward. So I found myself a broom and helped Fat Albert down to the ground.
Up the ladder I went. The backyard looks pretty good from this vantage point!
When you are coming to the end of something you soon find you have a different point of view.
With great difficulty, I get the canopy off and from the top of the ladder throw both arms in the air giving myself a full Victory sign!
After a whole lot of trimming, picking up plants, ladder and spider wrangling and the canopy packed and put away, I'm ready to for a nap.
If you are coming to the end of something I hope you stay strong to the end, that you come through victorious no matter what you face and discover, in the end, you can see things differently.