Once again I hit my limit.

And I stopped myself before going too far.

Talking about yard work in the South Texas heat and humidity. Today I squeezed in one and a half hours of mowing in the back yard and further pruning of my fig tree. One and a half hours of that kind of work in these conditions is about as much as I can handle.

Heading outside mid-morning with two fresh batteries for my lawnmower in hand, I was determined to cut the grass in my back yard. The grass was still a little damp from last night’s rain when I started, but it dried nicely by the time I finished the job.

That fig tree in the back yard had spread some new, low-lying branches that had to go. I cut them off so I could mow close to the base of the tree.

After loading the green organics bin with the branches and grass clippings and locking the back yard gates, I came back inside, satisfied with what I’d accomplished. There is (always) more yard work to do. But it can wait for another day.