Every time I walk outside, I try to pull a few weeds from the flower beds at the front of the house. Sometimes I feel bad that my flower beds aren't as pristine and beautiful as some of our neighbors'. But then I go to the kitchen to cook dinner or do dishes, look out the window......
.....and then I don't feel so bad!
Those aren't bushes you see that are almost 6 feet tall, obscuring the hot tub. Those would be weeds. The grass along the back fence was recently attacked with a weed-eater as it was initially too tall for the lawn mower to handle, and the trees that are growing along the fence really shouldn't be there. They are volunteers that never got pulled out when they were a few inches high.
The fence runs right along a LOT of utility lines. Can you imagine what those roots are doing?!
The front yard was killed off a couple of years ago - and now it's just weeds. It's really quite an eyesore in our neighborhood.
So - back to those weeds in my flower beds - I don't feel too bad about them!