Obsessed? Yes.

“The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.” ~ Phyllis McGinley


You know how you can become so accustomed to something that you don’t even see it anymore? Today, I suddenly noticed how neglected the entry way to the entire Sanctuary has become. While we did not exactly sign up for this duty, it desperately needs to be done.


Morning Glories are literally choking the Crepe Myrtles along the drive; shoots have grown out of control; and the bird-spread seeds are threatening to become full-grown trees.


I know we’re in the country, but this is not the first impression we want to make when adopting families come to meet the dogs. So out came the clippers and the under/over brush was cleared enough to see that this will take a garden clean-up day to complete. Time to put out the call for volunteers!


Obsession? Yes. But wait until I show you the ‘after!’

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

13 thoughts on “Obsessed? Yes.”

  1. Ah! I can feel it breathing more clearly again! I know what you mean about “not seeing” what’s before us…for me, that’s one of the gifts of photography. My photos show me what I no longer see. 🙂

  2. I’m with you sister! That vine has been encircling my own property several times over the past years, it simply must be tamed!

    1. True enough! Glad you had a chance to get away to the warmth. Looks like a wonderful adventure! Thanks for the helpful comparison of the two Nikons…I’ve been looking at them 🙂

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