While summer annoys and angers me (on the really hot, humid days) spring can cut me off at the knees. I don't usually get migraines in the summer or incapacitating bouts of woe. That's why spring is worst. I shouldn't be so sensitive. What's a little gloomy weather? So it's cold and dark and wet. Mind over matter and all that stuff.
Today started out sunny in Brookline so I headed into the garden. The spring spruce-up is extra important this year since we'll be putting our house on the market soon and we want that curb appeal. I imagine whoever ends up buying the place won't want the garden I've put in though - it's untraditional and needs a bit of maintenance. Well, different maintenance than a weekly mowing and occasional hedge-trim.
I did the big payoff stuff first: trim the box standards, lightly prune the roses, cut back the ornamental grasses and remove the twiggy stuff. It began to rain lightly while I was working but no big. I kept going and it looks a lot better now.
Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny so I'll tackle the serious weeds - wild onions and lawn grass - then.
So now that that boring weather report is over let's move on to shoes.
I kind of want some cowboy boots.
These are nice:
And $439.00 on endless.com. Not getting those.
These are very cool:
They'll cost you $1,115.00 on shopbop.com. These are hand-made in Italy. Needless to say...
You can get sort-of plain ones for under $100 on endless.com:
But once you've seen the pretty ones it's hard to settle.
$509.00, both from endless.com
Not that it matters because I'm not getting any of them! I don't have the $$$ and I don't ride horses! Sure, millions of people sport awesome cowboy boots and never ride a horse. I see people in them all the time and I don't go sniffing those folks to see if they just came from the stables or anything. Hell, New England isn't cowboy country either. People up here ride horses all the time - especially in Vermont. I think they tend to wear hiking boots or something though. Still, cowboy boots are pretty and I do like them.
As for other horse-related fashions, you'll never catch me in a pair of jodphurs. Plenty of good reasons for that. The fashion industry pulls 'em out once in a while to see what we'll do. I'm not doing anything with those.
I wonder if endless has layaway?