Now I am beginning to question my own credibility. If I went to the trouble to write a list and put everything in order of importance and urgency, then why am I just picking the easy things to do? So far I should have made turnip soup – which I haven’t… yet. I have completed number 2 by finishing off the new bed and it looks great. So now I should be working on the pea bed and the onion bed. My asparagus should still be tired old beds in desperate need of attention, instead of the lavishly rich beds they are today. And so what do I do next… I mow. I didn’t let the fact that it is number 14 on the list bother me. I just got out my mower and to heck with the list. The grass was long, it was making the place look messy, it needed to be cut. So cut it was.
Now you may or may not have realised, but I have quite a large garden, and I also work with the theory that if I mow it then it is my territory and it will be gardened on. Maybe not today – but in the future, so by mowing I lay my claim. I used to make sneaky land grabs by mowing just one extra strip each time, hoping it wouldn’t be noticed until it is too late. These days my land grabs are quite brazen and I just openly mow large swaths and then tell Hubby the Un-Gardener to prepare himself as there will be digging to do.
So it takes quite some time to mow my garden and I have to refill the petrol tank at least once. While mowing my vast garden I get some thinking time – a lot of thinking time. I was admiring how good it was all beginning to look as I had tamed a large section and I began to wonder what it would look like from above. It would surely look impressive. You can kind of see it from Google Earth but it is quite fuzzy. Then I remembered seeing something on the internet where a Lego man was sent into space with a camera on a homemade rocket. I don’t want to go into space – I just want to go high enough to get a view of my garden.
I could strap a camera to a kite. Not my new camera as it is still too new for such an adventure. The old camera would do, except that it may be too heavy and might prevent the kite from flying. My phone makes movies and is quite light – if I take the protective case off it (phones in my care have a hard life because I’m clumsy and tend to drop them a lot.) But taking the case off may not be so wise, being as I want to send it high in the sky. Hubby the Un-Gardener pointed out that my phone is also quite new and worth considerably more than my camera.
My mind wandered about for the rest of the mow considering how to get a great overhead photo of my garden. I could climb on the office roof and take a photo from there – but will it be high enough to fit it all in and give me the vision I am looking for. Maybe I need to hire a helicopter… who do I know with a helicopter?
Come again soon – I need to get back to the list.
Sarah the Gardener : o )