This was my first time at Spears since the pandemic began, and it was good to be back. Our small group removed a variety of weeds, pulling butterweed and garlic mustard and snipping tops of reed canary grass as we encountered it.
For such a small group we hauled an impressive amount of weeds back to the parking lot. Much of it was the butterweed, a plant that is native to regions south of us but becomes problematic in our area. Like the catalpa tree, also historically found farther south, we may find ourselves battling this one more if we continue to see climate change. Curious to see how this plays out.
If Given Lemons...
Subtitled, good things arising out of the undeniably bad pandemic:
Filled gas tank just once since mid-March
Discovered Julie and I are probably compatible
Sleeping in - with the rationale that proper rest promotes a strong immune system
Riding bicycle more than I have in many years
More reading than in recent memory
Several weeks (long gone now) of blessedly light traffic in the neighborhood
Witnessing parents actively engaged with their kids (pretty much gone now too)
Even picked up the guitar a few times
Whittling away at the honey-do list