The Maenad in the Garden

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09/14/2016 by syrbal-labrys

I keep my shovels sharp…..

Steel Kachinas

maenadI languished through August, as I do – hot weather wilts me. So, now, amidst the business of helping the Minotaur husband through recovery from surgery, and nursing a sick kitten, and waiting to get my car out of the shop? I have to play catch-up in the gardens to ready them for winter.

So, if I have a morning where medical appointments or sick kittens don’t confine me to the house, I am outdoors with barely coffee on board, trying to work before the already autumnal sun warms enough to send my semi-vampire self into the shadows of the house.  This week, I attacked the troublesome south garden.

It is the driest garden, and this year the moles demolished it.  All my Oriental poppies died, their roots left hanging in tunnel space created by moles and possibly enlarged by rats taking over mole-space.  I weeded, despairingly.  A maenad should…

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