Once upon a summer

That unslighty greenery enveloping your yard as weeds sway back and forth in an effortless taunt

Christina Millington

Omineca Express

That unslighty greenery enveloping your yard as weeds sway back and forth in an effortless taunt reminding you ever so frequently that the job can’t be avoided any longer.

Yard work. Yes, it’s that time of year again to dust off the garden tools and head out into the oasis known as your yard.

For some, yard work is an inevitable chore that is just that, a chore. Spending countless hours knee deep in dirt on a weekend in a last effort to make your yard presentable seems less than ideal.

Summer calls for outdoor adventures, basking in the summer’s sun and relaxing.

Slaving away in the heat is not how one should spend their time during the warmer months.

I couldn’t help but notice while driving across Canada this month that yard work appeared to have taken a backseat to one’s priorities.

Overgrown greenery seems to be the new look many Canadians are going for this summer.

The yard is an extension of our creative self on display for all to see, or aspire to attain.

I recall while growing up that the garden was my mother’s “quiet place,” a piece of earth she could look to for solitude – a creative outlet if you will.

As a young child, I never understood the joy she found digging through worm-infested soil for that perfect place to plant her masterpiece.

I suppose no child, other than a young boy, would find getting dirty fun, for those aspiring princesses, such as myself, gardening wasn’t a forte we were eager to pick up on.

Nonetheless, summers often consisted of frequent trips to the beach, running after the Dickie Dee man to roasting marshmallows around the camp fire.

Activites often sought-after as a child.

Now, being a mature responsible adult my summers consist of, you guessed it, yard work.

A summer chore that I look to for solitude, a creative outlet that requires getting a little dirt under my nails.

Summer can take on many shapes and sizes depending on what you consider a summer to consist of.

Here’s to tackling those overgrown gardens this summer, and re-inventing summer according to you.

The perfect excuse to get outside, pull up some grass and let your imagination run wild in a last effort to brighten up your neighbourhood with your masterpiece.

 

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