On Sunday morning I did something I haven't done in a long time. I weeded my whole garden. Something I haven't done since June sometime. I blame part of it on the fact that I was gone on vacation for 3 weeks, and the other part... well, I just don't care for weeding that much. Especially in the dead of summer with temperatures in the 90s, burning hot sun, and the humidity so thick that you feel like your walking in to a wall. It can't be healthy for you to do any kind of garden work under those conditions.
As you can imagine, there was a lot of pulling to do. So much,, that if the Garden Blog Police, had decided to stop by my garden, I would have been banished - forever.
So I put my garden gloves on and went to work. After 4 full hours and 4 full wheel barrows, I was done with the main part of the garden, which was my goal. I felt soooo good!
Funny thing is, after pulling the first weed, it was as if I couldn't stop. It became this obsessive compulsive thing where I needed to pick every single one of them. All of a sudden I needed my garden to be all nice and tidy, after walking around for months not caring at all. Go figure.
I think I just really enjoyed seeing the reward of nice and clean garden beds, and, weeding is in a funny way meditative, I believe.
It's Tuesday today, and I'm still patting my own back for a job well done.
I'm so proud of myself.
Before I leave, I'd just like to know...
What on earth is this?
Here's something I came across on my tomato plant, while weeding, that I would love your help with. It completely boggles my mind.
It looks kind of like an insect, but has only 4 legs.
There are antennae visible.
It's not more than 5 mm long.
Every once in a while its wings tried to open, kind of like a lady bug.
There appears to be dots on the back which also leads my mind to ladybugs, perhaps in some kind of transformation phase, but then, why is there only 4 legs?
My intention was to keep this mysterious bug under observation, but the wind swept the leaf away before I contained it.