Pining for a bit o’ the green…

By on August 27, 2012

It finally rained at the cottage-by-the-creek today. The kind of good, hard, soaking rain that we’ve been pining for since May. But it’s still not enough. My poor grass is brown and dry and crunchy. And it doesn’t help that my house was built on a rock pile. Literally. When they put the railroad through town, they deposited all the rocks right here… and in 1952 a brick Cape Cod sprang up on top of the pile of rocks. There’s not much earth underneath her. Hence the pitifully brown grass.

So I’m pining for a bit o’ the green. And rain. And a reason to start my lawn mower. I haven’t cut the back grass in over a month. No need to, really. I cut the front before I went to Norfolk just because…

Maybe I need a lucky Leprechaun to oversee my cottage garden like this one is doing. I spied him a few weeks ago at the Buffalo Garden Walk. His owners must water. I took pretty good care of my flower garden this summer but just can’t afford to water the lawn… I miss soft green grass, the sound of the rain on the awning, and the smell of worms on my driveway. I suspect I’m not alone since this drought is pretty widespread. Anybody else pining for a bit o’ the green?

 

Originally posted on Cottage and Creek.

About Lynn Minter

Finding herself suddenly single after the pre-mature death of her husband at age forty-six led Lynn Minter on a journey of self-discovery which, like many of us, she’s still on today. Determined to walk by faith and not fear, Lynn shares her adventures as a young(ish) widow and empty-nester on her lifestyle blog Cottage and Creek. She and her late husband renovated several homes and as a result, Lynn developed a penchant for decorating and design, as well as a “can do” attitude which has helped her update her current 1952 brick cottage perched on the bank of Ellicott Creek in Western New York. A lover of all things vintage, Lynn showcases her found treasures on her blog as well as in her two Etsy shops, Estate of Mind and Dress Your Drawers. http://www.cottageandcreek.com

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Pining for a bit o’ the green…