I woke up early this morning and decided, since it was cool and not raining, that I would go out and clean up the border in front of the woods. I donned my best apparel. My butterfly shirt, blue jeans with tattered hem and a drawstring waist, socks, and green crocs (a gift from my daughter)My hair was stylish...bedhead and I was sprayed from head to toe with OFF. I was manned with my 5 gal. bucket, Japanese weeding tool (another gift from d.), shears, a dandelion digger, camera, bird book, and a towel (to wipe off the bench) The sun had just come up and everything was dewy. The first greeters were the finches. Then one by one they all gathered to spy on me. Cardinals, woodpeckers, wrens, robins, the catbird, and sparrows. chipmunks, and a squirrel. I heard a rustling and a high pitched sound and found that the Mulberry Tree was full of cedar waxwings. I got down to business and worked for about 2 hrs. The ground was soft....perfect for pulling. I sat on the bench and by now the sun was really up and ready to give us a warm day. I took some pictures and then came in the house to shower and fix breakfast. Hubby said...."I'll take you out for breakfast." What a guy!