September was a very busy month. Although I was busy making art, I was also dealing with real life. Here is a single evening caught on film. I could have called it Scott and the hot water heater, but it's more about tree trimming over the Labor Day weekend.
I'll begin with my friend Scott cutting back branches that hang over my house. It's late afternoon when he arrived, so he wanted to cut the branches before heading to the basement to relight the pilot light on my hot water heater, something I have been unable to do twice before.
As my neighbor looked on, Scott got to work on the tree limbs, while I got to work taking photos.
While I was busy cleaning up the fallen branches, this ice cream truck/van stopped by. Not the colorful truck from years gone by, but still blaring that annoying music over and over.
As I was cleaning up, I noticed there were actually some flowers blooming in the flower bed.
I have no idea what these white flowers are, but there are certainly lots of them all over my yard.
These purple flowers appear every autumn like clockwork. They bloom out of these clumps of plants I was given years ago.
I really must replant them once more, because they have gotten so thick again.
These hosta were in full bloom too, but were apparently on their last leg before I even noticed.
Of course, this rose bush just kept on giving all summer long. It's never been so prolific before, so I had cut it back at just the correct time this spring. While I cleaned the limbs from the front, Scott got to work on the tree on the side of the house. I asked him to cut it away from the roof, but I guess I expected something different than this. Beggars can't be choosers, though. Thankfully he picked up the branches he cut because their sap gives me a rash.
To end this saga, it was late by the time we finished and Scott headed to the basement. That's when he discovered that the hot water heater had finally died. He returned the next morning with the one I had picked out the month before when I thought I needed one then. Thankfully, all that hard work I did in the past was put to good, quick, and efficient use the next day.
Thanks for dropping by. I truly appreciate your visit. More life in review tomorrow.
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