I also did some trimming on a stray ligustrum that sits next to the lantana. Twice I have hacked that down, carved it up with a chain saw and dosed it with stump killer. It comes back stronger and more vibrant than ever. I have surrendered. Who do I think I am anyway? It's lived here longer than I have and is apparently very happy with its home. So I'll just give it regular haircuts and we'll live in peace like a parent and an unruly, stubborn teenager.
I was invigorated by the work in the middle of a busy day and before I knew it the moon was rising and I was once again pushing my wheelbarrow around in the dark. As the days get longer I'll have a larger window to work with, but knowing me I'll still end up out there as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Maybe I got too intense a lunar dose, thus the blogging at 8 AM. Good night and Happy New Year. I better get some shut eye so I can sing in 2010 tonight.
(Angel full moon photo by Lindy Hearne)