Dante is in the back yard again this week and he's singing the blues! He's not very happy with what he sees.
"Nobuddy noes da trubble I see", sings Dante.
"Dis yard is a mess! Weeds is comin' up efurryware."
Two years ago we had the old sod taken up, and the entire back yard was seeded with (supposedly) top-quality grass seed. This was done on the recommendation of the landscaper. Well, the grass is very patchy and just chock full of weeds now, thank you very much!
"Dis is mai fafurite spot!", says Dante. "Last yeer Dada plantid sum PURRywinkles to covah da grownd."
Yes, Daddy planted a whole bunch of periwinkle plants. We were hoping they would grow in this barren patch under the trees, because they like shade. They were supposed to proliferate. However, BECAUSE this is Dante's favourite place to dig, only a couple of them are left. I have flagged one of the few survivors. You might want to biggify the picture to see it more clearly.
"Dis wun is bootiful an' I wonts ta keep it ...
...so I digs ovah heer instead frum now on!
I really don't think Dante gets it! I know he really digs his garden. Maybe he loves it a little too much. The only thing that really thrives around here are the squirrels -- and that's because Dante actually leaves THEM alone. Go figure!