While it is nowhere near real winter yet, the temperatures have been dropping significantly at night, and it is time to begin reclaiming some of the garden. The two months or so of actual winter are not nearly long enough to hack back the jungle.
One drawback of a sunny climate is that everything grows; the unwanted along with the wanted. This morning I decided to tackle some of the neighbour’s vines on my side of the fence and behind my bougainvillea.
Even with very thick gloves on, the bougainvillea still got me good!
The first cut I didn’t even know about.
However, as the long poisonous thorn ripped through my palm, this second gash had me yelling out, “Fiddlesticks!”