Saturday, June 16, 2007

Off with their heads!

Spent six and half hours catching up on some yard work today -- pruned back that rhodie that I was talking about a couple of weeks back (took off the bottom 1/3 and the top 1/3), now the rugosa rose and the St. John's Wort have a lot more room. Although while I was out walking around tonight, I saw that the neighbor's porch light is now visible, so maybe that was a miscalculation. Here's the after picture.

Pruned back a bunch of other blooming bushes and moved one of the roses -- something I've been meaning to do for about 9 months now. Not the best time, but the weather has been pretty cool for the last few days, I decided to go ahead and do it. And I'm continuing with the grass removal, and here I'm also building a path. (A project that was started about 3 years ago...) My plan is to eventually replace this grassy path with a reflexology path. I'll probably be 80 and will REALLY need it then.

Wrapped up the changes I wanted to make for the Portland Open Studios blog. I think I'm deciding that I like blogspot better than wordpress (where the Portland Open Studios blog is). Wordpress tries to control everything, instead of allowing you to edit the html, everything is done for you through drag and drop widgets. Took a lot of screwing around, and the FAQ was pretty worthless. Linda came to the rescue, and in 3 short sentences, clearly described what needed to be done, something that all those FAQ's couldn't answer. I got pretty frustrated; I could've had it done in 2 minutes if they would just let me edit the html! Argh!

OK, I'm out to squish some bugs, now that I'm appropriately all worked up!


Sundry said...

Did you count?

I always count the snails.

Once it was over 360 in one morning. [shudder] I've read they were introduced to the San Francisco area as a food source in the late 1800s. [shudders again]

fingerstothebone said...

I didn't count, I just made a rough estimate. And I have to say that my original guess of 'hundreds and hundreds' was probably not accurate...there were maybe 40 or so. But I could've sworn!