A View From My Back Porch

I usually don’t complain about the weather unless it is cold.

I do not like being cold.

If it is below 70 degrees, that’s it.  I’m complaining.

This spring, however, I find myself complaining about the lack of sun light.

Over the winter, I yearned for bright spring sunny days but so far we have not had very many.

Watching another thunderstorm pass over my back porch studio.

The weeds have taken over: Overgrownus botanicas.

The stepping stones off my back porch studio are forever surrounded by weeds despite the hostas and inpatiens.

It seems as if I spend my weekends weeding, weeding and weeding.

Our strawberry and blackberry beds are on their 3rd round of weeding!

Amazingly, I’ve been able to keep up with the weekly weeding.

Sort of. . .

I weed! THEY come back!

I really don’t want to spend every weekend this summer weeding.

I have better thing I’d like to do such as throwing things, blogging, photography and laundry.

Ugh. Don’t get me started on laundry.

Laundry is like  . . .weeding!

Every weekend.

But I digress.

Last weekend, I was bound and determined to lessen the amount of weeding I must do by placing weed barrier fabric in some of the beds in the vegetable garden. (I ran out of weed barrier fabric which prevented me from covering the whole yard!)

While it doesn’t look pretty, I do not have to constantly WEED! I think the tomatoes, basil and cilantro are better for it! I know I AM! LOL

While that is working IN the vegetable beds, weeds STILL proliferate the perimeter of the garden beds.


Weed barrier fabric in-between rows of peas and sunflowers. Weeds growing outside the garden beds.


So, from my back porch studio, I see many thunderstorms roll through this spring.

And now, less weeds.

Sort of…

weeds 7
1st Purple Cone flower to bloom! (I’m ignoring the weeds in the back ground . . . until next weekend).

I remain hopeful, however, that sunnier days are ahead!

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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