Friday, April 6, 2012
NERVOUS IN TEXAS
Is anyone else getting worried about what kind of summer we are going to have? Could it possibly be worse than last summer? Most would think we were having summer already. The mercury hit 90° yesterday and another week in the 80s is promised. That and no rain.
The weather man tricked me into cleaning the driveway earlier this week. I wasn't about to let it rain on all those live oak leaves and flowers. But it was the caterpillar poop that really had me worried.
The oak leaf rollers seem to arrive without my even noticing this year. Within the space of a week the old leaves fell the new leaves came and with it the oak leaf rollers. Once or twice I walked in the house and felt that tickle on my neck!
But they were there and so was their poop. This is some of the poop I collected from the driveway. Only a gardener would collect it up and use it under her roses.
I'm glad the job was done, even though that rain never came.