|evidence of a recent rain in a flowerpot|
Today, I started the process of rehabilitating a long-neglected garden at a house near Beaver Island State Park. The garden was autumnal gold. A nearby wooded area had recently received a covering of leaves in various shades of yellow, green, red, and brown.
I dug up weeds and cut down the old, spent day lilies. Because of all of the rain that has fallen recently, the ground was soft, and the weeds came up readily.
The garden was full of worms and enormous slugs. Also abandoned snail shells.
The garden area that I worked on was big and had received no attention in years.
It was time to give that garden some attention so that, next spring, when the cycle of garden life is all about rebirth, there could be new plantings and a new life for that long-abandoned garden.