John and I spent the weekend at Pleasant Places preparing for the growing season. There's soooo much to do--mowing (as you can see, Olive and Rose love to get in on the action), pruning lots of perrenial beds, removing suckers via my pole chainsaw, just to name a few. I actually asked for that pole chainsaw for Christmas one year. Hee hee! And lo and behold, Santa gave it to me. It gives you quite an upper body workout, holding that much weight up for periods of time. It does our hearts good to see the ebb and flow of the season at Pleasant Places. It reminds us of the truth in Eccleciastes that there is a time and season for everything under the sun.