Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Deep Green Wall

I don't remember a Spring and early Summer when it rained like this.  It's made working outside hit or miss.  The ground under the pine trees, where the Creeping Jenny and Vinca Major covers all but dog trails, is saturated.  The big open field between the border of what is the yard of the cottage and what is the lawn of the main house is so wet it's slimy at the roots.  I've never had a May/June water bill so low.  And it's never been this thickly deep and green.  The "creepy Jenny" and Wisteria have grown wings from the top of the gazebo skipping the tops of the Lilacs and up the trunk of the giant healthy conifer to the west where the Western Tanager made it's nest this year.  The vines have topped the Mormon plumb making a tunnel and dripping tendrils from above that require trimming.  They grow so fast I swear if I sat out there and watched I could see it happening.  Three days and it grows a foot.  Like Kudzu, I think.  I must get a handle on it before it swallows my cottage and locks me in.

5 comments:

mountain.mama said...

We have been loading grass and weeds from the "flower bed" and filling up tractor buckets full! Not a good thing to be gone three weeks during the rainy season. Who knew?

Beach Bum said...

Three days and it grows a foot. Like Kudzu, I think.

Sounds about right, my grandfather's brother had a tractor that brokedown in the middle of a field that was going to allowed to go fallow for some period of time. We came back to his house just a year later and that field had been overrun with kudzu.

My grandfather and his brother hacked their way through it all to find the tractor and I remember it was like walking through a rain forest, that stuff was so thick it was scary almost.

Fran said...

WE live on a corner lot. I have official declared the weeds have won!
Record rainfall in Western Oregon in June.... or what is being called Juneuary.
Glub Glub.....

Utah Savage said...

It rained very hard last night and then sun this morning. It's fixin to rain again and these are storms with spectacular lightening and booming window shaking thunder. I keep worrying that Cyrus will have a stroke he gets so terrified. And I have the biggest tree around in my backyard. A lightening strike would be horrible. Cyrus wouldn't go outside until 4 AM. My ass is dragging today.

Elizabeth said...

It's crazy in Northern California too. Had to use a machete BEFORE weedeating!