Once in awhile, the "spoiled child" comes out to see what's up. Oh, oh... the corners of her mouth are drooping down thinking about the good ol' days when she'd wake up to the swish, swish, swish of the lawn sprinklers running. Each station would run about five minutes getting every corner of the yard soaked during those hot summer months. And how the grass, shrubs and trees would enjoy their daily dose of cool water!! Responding by dressing themselves up in a rich shade of green, disregarding whatever the temperatures were.
Downsizing has happened in its truest form... even in regards to the size of the yard. Our sprinkler system here? Moving the garden hose! Being a "garden club dropout", I haven't been doing a very good job. I keep forgetting, what with all the projects on the inside of the house to do, that wilting leaves means someone's thirsty! That tinges of brown appearing within the centers of bushes means "water ~ ASAP"!
I've reprimanded the "spoiled child" letting her know everything's ok. That the reason why the neighborhood can be so quiet in the morning is due to the fact that neighbors don't have sprinkler heads popping up every five minutes. And their yards are perfectly fine without them! I've turned that frown upside down again. Doesn't take much to realize that this is the good life!
Linky to Song-Ography where this week's inspiration was the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun". This photo was taken last summer at our old house.