This is what the grass looked like before it was cut. About two feet tall and filled with lots of buttercups. So pretty but a definite magnet for snakes and my mother had already seen one outside of her back door.
|My nephew Tristan and my son Trevor.|
Jim mowed while these two helped with raking and weed wacking and dragging the cut grass away. They really did a great job but, as the saying goes, "all work and no play . . ." No danger of that with them!! : )
They also moved and restacked the leftover firewood from next to the house to avoid my mother or her two dogs being confronted with a snake when she takes them out her back door. Thankfully, there was only one snake to be seen all day and that was on the far side of the house where nobody spends much time.
As a side note, I have to share a quick story . . .
My husband is seriously afraid of snakes. While he and my mother and I were sitting at her dining room table discussing the recent snake sightings, one of my mother's dogs decided to lick Jim on his leg from under the table. He almost jumped out of his seat!! When he told us what had happened, my mother and I laughed until we almost cried!!!
|The culprit, Seamus!! : )|
Megan was a busy girl, too. She made a pound cake with her Nana and then wanted to help the boys outside so we gave her the task of sweeping the back patio while the cake was in the oven.
|Some buttercups that I picked before they were mowed.|
|A gorgeous day to be outside!!!|
|Tristan taking a photo of me taking a photo of him. : )|
|Reading her new book that Nana gave her for all of her hard work.|
It was a beautiful day with minimal snakes and maximum fun. Oh, and the pound cake with homemade whipped cream and strawberries wasn't too shabby either!! : )
Many blessings for a beautiful Monday ~ Wendy