This was a cleanup day. I had mentioned to George several days ago that we really needed to tackle the garage. He promised right after his first two morning conference calls. And I promptly forgot all about it.
I was just back from running an errand or two and was headed upstairs – stitching was calling me. And then I was reminded that organizing the garage had been my idea. The next couple of hours were spent sorting, consolidating, re-organizing. We made serious progress. Tomorrow I am washing a couple of loads of clothing that need to be donated.
Feeling full of energy, I grabbed the heavy duty clippers as I was headed up the stairs and back to the house. I had been watching some of the plants along the stairs. Those on our side were getting well out of control. Imagine my horror –
when I discovered these babies growing along the stairs and into our upper lawn. I haven’t ever seen thistles here before. They are really nasty suckers and are more than willing to tear up hands and shed little spikes into any and all clothing. The only positive thing I can say is that their roots are very shallow.
I will try and remember tomorrow to get pictures of the sightly cleared stairway and the garage…
Ah yes, thistles – we have some here too, along with “stinging nettles” (don’t know quite what you call them but nasties all the same). H… has stacked the bottom shelf of this fridge with bulbs to cool them down before planting.
I also did some clearing out – and weeding. Some knitting done. (I am knitting a pair of knitting needles – for the Weird, Wild and Wonderful class for the state’s annual show – don’t ask!)
I have never figured out the difference either. Both are nasty and require heavy gloves. Or some kind friend…