I must admit

that gardening is not one of my favorite things. I don’t especially like the prickly, itchy sweat that usually happens, I don’t really like getting my hands dirty, and I’ve never felt like I really knew what I was doing. On my SOWER skill sheet (we fill them in every year), I give “landscaping” a 1. Which in Sower-speak means I “Do not have experience in this area, but am will to help someone doing a project including these skills”. (They don’t have a skill level for – “I just plain don’t like to do this”. That’s a good thing, I’m sure!) So of course, in God’s providence, there has been plenty of “landscaping” (weeding, trimming, clean-up) to do here at Island Christian School. 🙂 My trusty partner in gardening crime, Marlene, and I have been tackling some of the front gardens this week, and I confess that while I’ve gotten hot and sweaty and even a little rashy at times, it’s been fun. Today was especially a treat.
First of all I got to drive a golf cart.
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Always fun.
Even though neither Marlene or I had any experience with this particular type of shrub, we jumped right in, snipping away and trying to make the whole bed just a little more manageable.
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But this hedge of whatever it was held a very special treat –
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Can you see it? I had just climbed out from back by the fence when I turned around and saw that this little fellow had been keeping me company.
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His tail reaches to the bottom of the picture!
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“Do you like my ruffles? It’s the latest in Iguana Wear.”
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“Will you be finished soon? You’re kind of in my space.”
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“Well??????”
We left him/her to dump our load of debris and take our morning break, but when we returned he/she was still there. Just trying to be one with the tree, it seems.
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Looks like next year I might have to “up” my skill rating on Landscaping to a “2” – “Have done this type of job in the past but will need supervision and/or instruction.”
Who says you can’t teach an old dog a new trick!

3 thoughts on “I must admit”

  1. Oh, your little friend is wonderful. What a treat to see him in the wild.
    And jobs we don’t enjoy are always better when we do them with a friend. Good for you and Marlene

  2. OK, I’m back with clean ‘clothes’ on. He is very pretty in a green sort of way. You got great pictures and you are very brave. I don’t care if he’s harmless.

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