“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”
— Mitsugi Saotome
yep, The Biannual Garden Gnome Strikes Again!!!!!
i have been procrastinating this for oh, about four weeks:
so today while Bulldog sat on the deck in the sunshine
wrapped in a nana blanket reading his mountain of paper University Literature and offering such encouraging phrases as: "Nice view from here!... Go Action Man!... Super Woman!" as he basked in the afterglow of Freshly Mown Lawns (like my friend Suz says, "There's nothing like a man who's just mown his lawns.") i uncovered the rhubarb, a basil bush (not Basil Brush... silly!!), some rosemary (i almost pulled it out but noticed the little sign just in time), the old parsley plant which may recover itself, a soccer ball (just checking you're still reading), and two of the six silverbeets i popped in to the soil midsummer.
oooh la la, Voilà!!!!! (woah, lookit!!!!) i got rained off twice but DO I WIN TODAY'S PRIZE FOR PERSEVERANCE or *what*?? heck, it's not even like Mum and Dad are coming for the weekend (actually, when *are* ya coming down again? i am really
needing someone to show off my newly weeded garden to missing you).
and during one of the rained-off moments, M6 had a wee request for a Secret Diary.
in true Whip Up Tradition we found an old pair of fave *mickey mouse* boxer shorts
and *ALACAZAM!* a Secret Diary, complete with Secret Latch *and* Secret Name Tag.