I had some free time late this morning while I waited for some chicken breasts to thaw in a warm pan, so I decided to do a bit of the back yard clean up. That included putting away the cushions for the deck chairs, dog poop scooping, and pulling up the beautiful wave petunias that graced my raised flower beds this summer. I was dumb and wasn't working with a pair of gloves on. With the first pull of the petunias, something poked into my hand... at the time, it felt like one of the sharp bits from a thistle, but since I didn't see a thistle in there, who knows what it was. At any rate, the pain from that little poke was making my life miserable for about an hour today! It is still tender, but not as bad as it was.... and it's no longer radiating into my little finger. That has to be a good thing!
That'll teach me that I should wear gardening gloves when working in the garden... or to leave the yard work for Bruce LOL!
The back yard looks better now that there are no wilted and dead and brown plants in the beds... I sure miss the colours of summer!
I still have some work to do in the front yard... removing the flowers that didn't really grow due to the lack of sunshine.... and I want to move the stargazer lillies from under the tree to under the living room window. I might also plant some more tulips around the tree.
So sad to see the flowers gone.... sigh
*Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black; paper weight silver shimmer
*Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
*Tools: Big Shot; Snowflakes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Marvy Snowflake punches
*Embellishments: ribbons from my stash