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Cutest. Boots. Ever.

I wish I had more time to work in my garden. But–come to think of it–things are coming along quite nicely without me. Here are some scenes from my yard in the springtime.
ย beach roses, California poppiesGardening is good for writers because it doesn’t occupy the same channel in the brain as writing does.ย I should do more of it. There is more power in the plotting done while pruning thgumbootse box hedge than in staring at a blank page for hours.
I’m not a very technical gardener. In this climate, you don’t need to be. Things tend to grow on their own. However, there are two things I always wear while gardening–my Chooka Rockabilly gumboots–because trust me, there is nothing grosser than stepping barefoot onย a slug. I also wear those stretchy gloves that look as though they’ve been dipped in rubber–again, it’s the slug thing.
On the other hand, here is a tidbit of writerly wisdom for the day: If you step on a slug with your bare foot first thing in the morning, then you can be pretty sure nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.

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  1. Your garden looks gorgeous! I moved last fall so everything that pops up in my new yard is a surprise.

    Love the boots! I’ve had the experience of stepping on a slug and *eeeewwww* not something I want to repeat!

  2. Your garden looks gorgeous! I moved last fall so everything that pops up in my new yard is a surprise.
    Love the boots! I’ve had the experience of stepping on a slug and *eeeewwww* not something I want to repeat!

  3. I have to get me some of those boots. Adorable…
    I envy those who garden. I’ve never been much of a gardener.
    Hate the bugs buzzing around me, and, yes, those things (slugs, etc) slithering around beneath me. If I had the money, I’d hire someone
    to make my home look incredible with flowers, etc., but that’s
    not going to be happening for a while. *sigh*
    Until then…. I continue admiring yours from a distance, Susan.
    Hope your writing is going well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I have to get me some of those boots. Adorable…
    I envy those who garden. I’ve never been much of a gardener.
    Hate the bugs buzzing around me, and, yes, those things (slugs, etc) slithering around beneath me. If I had the money, I’d hire someone
    to make my home look incredible with flowers, etc., but that’s
    not going to be happening for a while. *sigh*
    Until then…. I continue admiring yours from a distance, Susan.
    Hope your writing is going well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Susan, does watering the lawn count? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Okay, never mind.

    I apprecaite those who can garden as I just don’t
    seem to have the right touch for it. I do however,
    find it relaxing to water the front lawn after a busy
    day at work.

    Your garden looks lovely. And love the boots.

  6. Susan, does watering the lawn count? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Okay, never mind.
    I apprecaite those who can garden as I just don’t
    seem to have the right touch for it. I do however,
    find it relaxing to water the front lawn after a busy
    day at work.
    Your garden looks lovely. And love the boots.

  7. I live on the sixteenth floor. No grass or slugs. Actually, it’s the city so rarely any bugs at all. I would FREAK OUT. Seriously, I would never leave the house again. We get one baby spider a year, and I carry on like you wouldn’t believe.

    Cute boots though! My feet are VERY small, and I can fit into children’s shoes. There are some ladybug boots out now that I totally want, but I can’t justify buying them. As it is, it was hard to justify snow boots when it snows here once a year (and I park in a garage so I’m never actually out in the snow).

    Still, you never know when I may have to and I should have the boots just in case… Be prepared and all of that Girl Scout stuff…

  8. I live on the sixteenth floor. No grass or slugs. Actually, it’s the city so rarely any bugs at all. I would FREAK OUT. Seriously, I would never leave the house again. We get one baby spider a year, and I carry on like you wouldn’t believe.
    Cute boots though! My feet are VERY small, and I can fit into children’s shoes. There are some ladybug boots out now that I totally want, but I can’t justify buying them. As it is, it was hard to justify snow boots when it snows here once a year (and I park in a garage so I’m never actually out in the snow).
    Still, you never know when I may have to and I should have the boots just in case… Be prepared and all of that Girl Scout stuff…

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