Going into the living room, I see my knitting inspiration:
Mowing the lawn takes quite a bit of prep time for me before I go outside. Allergy pill to ward off symptoms - check. Gloves to wear while mowing - check. Mosquito bug spray, because for a yard with no standing water, mine sure is prime habitat - check. Sunglasses, goggles, bandanna to wear over face - check. Lawn mowing shoes so my normal shoes don't turn green - check. Keys - check. And then, off I go.
Lawn mowing really doesn't take that much time, if I can get the mower started (my next mower will be a key start). As I'm mowing, I notice all the different types of small grasses and weeds that grow short to the ground. They grow 2-3" tall, so have adapted to survive under the range of the lawn mower blades. One species has pretty, tiny yellow flowers right now. Another - white. The flower stalks are all sacrificed to the lawn mower blade. Most of them have a very quick blooming cycle, so will probably be able to get some other flowers up and pollinated by all the insects in my yard before the next mowing cycle. My thoughts turn to our school guinea pigs, Tallula and Bella. Now that it's warm, I need to start bringing them out to graze in the yard. They would surely enjoy all these different types of grasses. And now it's done, and the yard looks smooth and green:
Daily exercise for today. Yeah! And now, cleaned up with plenty of time to knit this afternoon. I'm leaning towards a yellow back. What do you think? Makes me think of sunshine and summertime.