Before we begin, It’s not gone unnoticed that this is the third time I’m finding myself waxing philosophic as a result of one of my evening walks with our four-legged family member Rocky.
Please forgive me! O.K., let’s begin…
I don’t know about other locales here in the south, but in Atlanta pine straw is the ground cover of choice for all varieties of landscaping.
As I’m told by those whose thumbs are greener than mine, pine straw (actually the needles from the pine tree) is more durable than hard wood mulch and stands up better to temperature fluctuations.
All that aside, it looks really nice when it’s freshly installed. During an early evening stroll not too long ago, I noticed that the pine straw guys came through to replenish the neighborhood supply.
I can’t help but notice how much brighter and cleaner the neighborhood is after the pine straw guys come calling.
As the old pine straw deteriorates and degrades, it’s replaced with new needles and the neighborhood is refreshed and renewed.
At the risk of giving in to my increasing with age deep thinking side, I have to go for the obvious metaphors…renewal, replenishment, refreshment.
Shouldn’t we all get some new pine straw into our lives!?!?
Who’d have thought a walk with the dog and a simple mulch could cause such introspection!