Well, conscience has finally gotten the better of my innate laziness! Prompted, no doubt, by some little discussion recently on the state of my back garden.
So, having spent a day psyching myself up, I finally tackled the veritable forest with the intention of at least clearing a path through the first section.
Its been a sort of tradition in this household, for at least the past ten or twelve years, that the back garden has been thought of as comprising three sections. The first and closest to the house consists of, amongst other things, a space for the clothes line; the garden shed; and a lovely little clearing shaded by a couple of gnarled apple trees, ideal for meditation and suchlike.
The second section was converted into a vegetable garden a few years ago, and the third and furthest section has always been a bit of a wilderness… rarely frequented by anyone in the house (and, it is suspected, used as a bit of a waste-tipping ground by the neighbours!).
Well, this momentous occasion had to be marked in some way, so what better than to get out the cameras and record the progress so far. Mind you, the unaccustomed manual labour, bringing muscles into play I’d forgotten I had, didn’t do any favours for the old “holding the camera steady” business.
Of course, how long the effort will last is another matter entirely. Judging by past performance I fully expect to be back to my normal lazy self within a month or so!