It was time for our annual fall garden clean up and bulb planting at the Whidbey Island cabin garden.
We left home Tuesday afternoon, after a morning of doing my exercising, Zooming with our breakfast friends, packing, and my visit to the dentist for an exam. I have to have dental clearance 30 days before my January hip replacement surgery. I passed, but they couldn't schedule the cleaning until December 18th. That will be cutting it close. Apparently they are still only scheduling priority dental treatment, and cleaning is not a priority. The surgery date did at least get me an appointment.
After morning fog, the sky cleared and we enjoyed sun on our trip to the island. We got our walk on the beach road and sized up the work for the next day. The garden was looking ratty.
Tuesday evening was lovely, but the sun no longer lingers over the bay.
Wednesday morning was foggy and moist.
We got to work about 10:00, and worked hard until after 1:00, getting the clean up done before we took our lunch break. We both had tedious jobs: Tom cleaned up the feather grass, pulling out all of the old grass, and I clipped all the old blooms off the lavenders. There was lots of bending and stooping, but I mostly protected by back by working on my knees or sitting on a bucket. It was the first time I had done much yard work, but I seem to be OK today.
After lunch we took our four bags full of yard trimmings to the yard waste recycle dump.
All cleaned up.
Then the rest of the afternoon we planted the tulip bulbs we had removed from our Seattle garden. Most will rebloom here on the sandy soil.
Yesterday evening we ate dinner and then did the dishes while we watched/listened to the Vice-Presidential debate. We really do need a mute button for those Republicans who think they can just keep talking and not follow the rules. We were rescued when at 7:00 we settled in to watch the Sounders match. It was more entertaining and much less frustrating than politics, especially since the Sounders won again.
It was drizzly this morning so we are taking it slow.The heron in the lagoon didn't seem to be in a hurry either.
We'll pack up and leave after lunch. I am debating if I want to try a walk before lunch. I still have an hour. Or I could just sit and read. Decisions, decisions.