You think I'm referencing my age and a lack of alcoholic beverages don't you?
If so, shame on you! The former was the temperature at 7:15 this evening, and the latter the state of the weather.
"So what?" you may ask.
It was a good afternoon to mow down the weeds, that's what! What grass I have is still tan and crunchy, but the henbit, ground ivy, Spring Beauties, chickweed and the like have been growing like, dare I say, "weeds," giving both my front and back yards a very unkempt look.
My hand-me-down lawnmower which, unfortunately, spent both summer and winter, rain, sleet, snow and gloom of night sitting outside next to the shed with a cover over the motor, started on the first pull and ran like a champ! I probably need to take it to the service place to have the blades sharpened but I have no complaints about the way it runs. I ran out of steam before it ran out of gasoline; there is a small patch under a yard swing which still needs to be mowed, but I had not the energy to move the swing.
While mowing, I found two well developed Sweet Autumn Clematis (SAC) plants under my Japanese Maple tree. I dug these with a trowel and moved them next to two of the columns on my front porch. I already have a three or four year old SAC on one of the three columns. I hope these two do as well. SAC, which bloom in late July/early August, have very small, very fragrant white blooms; to me, they smell like the best grade of honey.
There is much weed eating around the edges remaining, but that's a task for another day. I did get one lily bed cleaned out, as well; it needs a good watering and an application of mulch to keep the weeds down.