The Shortcut

Typically when it's time for me to do Fall cleanup, I can knock it out all in a few days.  However, now that I'm "older," it seems to be taking more time.  Although time is something we all have plenty of now, it's with these things called "age" and "time", that I've noticed new ideas are coming to light.  

For instance, last week (by the time you read this), I decided to clean-up the upper stonewall, which, as you can see by the photo, meant cut back all the dying ferns, and perennials.  Gathering the gear I would need I headed out to tackle the task, only to think about taking a shortcut this year.

This year I brought out my weed whacker and literally decided to "give it a whirl".  What a genius I am!!  It worked like a charm.  First I skimmed along the top of the wall, then the front in between the rocks.  

seeing, saying, and sharing...

The Shortcut

with you and 

Shadow Shot Sunday 2


Ginny Hartzler said…
I actually think it looks so pretty with all the plants in there, like someone stuck them in the wall for decoration.
carol l mckenna said…
Great job ~ neat photo of the stonewall ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

p.s. Had death in family so am way behind in returning comments.
eileeninmd said…

Your cleaned up wall looks very nice. Great idea using the weed whacker. Take care, enjoy your new week!
Debbie said…
what an awesome idea, and the wall looks great!!!
That really did work well! You've found a way to make life easier! Very nice!
I love stone walls, especially with shadows!
Actually Ginny, every year I stick more stuff in between the rocks. I like to cut it back before Winter so it's ready to emerge new growth in the Spring.
Eileen, I have never done the cutting back using it but it did the job and saved my some aching muscles!
Thank you...At my age, I realize that if there's an easier way, then give it a try.
This one was built by the builders who did our house. The Pres and I have added three others (smaller) around the yard. They make great hiding places for critters to avoid natural predators!
Thank you, Debbie. And what a time saver!!

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