Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kudzu Vacation

Kudzu or "the vine that ate the south."

Our family lived in North Carolina from the time I was six until I was 14. I don't remember seeing Kudzu in FL, but it was definitely in NC. It covered everything on the ground and then grew up the nearby trees. It was like a green tidal wave. It was beautiful and could be useful, but it had become an invasive species smothering the native flora.

This week has been a kudzu week. All of those little "good" things on my schedule are like kudzu. They are beautiful and mostly good, but together they are overtaking me. They are making it hard to do the things that I feel should come first.

And so, I'm declaring a kudzu vacation starting Monday. I am going to choose carefully what I'm going to allow to creep into my life. Because we all know that those little creepers can become dense walls that block our view of the beautiful and important forest underneath it.


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Good analogy. We saw that vine in Baltimore. It would even cross the power lines!

Gail said...

Your ticker is terrific.

velvetelement said...

I have never heard of that before, it looks neat. I understand what you mean, I have been thinking about that recently. I don't know if you have noticed but we haven't blogged in a few weeks. I need to make better use of my time too! Between you and Sheryl I am making a few changes for the better.

brenda said...

I love your blog! The ticker is so cool, as is the tweet sidebar function. How come Ken rarely comments?

This post was poetic! Nicely done! And I realize that vine has choked the life out of me at times. Thanks for writing about it.