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Lonely But Never Alone

Two weeks ago (on the first day of the Type-A Conference), a man came into our yard and destroyed all the plants in front of and beside our house. Grace watched from the window (the girls were home with a babysitter) while the man’s weed eater mowed down plant after plant. Purple coneflower, black-eyed susans, cranesbill geraniums, dianthus, liatris, balloon flower, bee balm, peonies, columbine, roses, all gone. Asparagus, gone. Raspberries, gone. Shrubs, gone. He did leave half of my lavender bush, a few sticks of one rose bush, most of a yucca, and about a third of a hellebore. In an … Read more