An attempt was made a week ago to mow the back yard. It was 100% successful when we look at the big picture. Part of the yard was mowed and most of it was left in a state of "natural habitat". It seems we have been blessed with an amazing crop of frogs, toads, and probably snakes. No longer practical to dodge them, it made more sense to let them have the back yard as their sanctuary.
There are benefits to doing that. For them, there is the purely basic continuation of life. For us, it is the understanding we aren't using fuel, we save time, we help the environment, and ta-DAH, we get the serenades at night! It's joyous and magical! Rrribittt, click, cluck, rribittt. And, at times the owls give out a hooty-hoot.
Even the dogs are starting to look forward to being lulled to sleep by the rhythm band that sets up back there!
Find something to celebrate!