I saw someone cutting grass today. And so begins another season of relentless growth and the often futile attempt to keep lawns under control. Last year, we had help with our front lawn but we decided just to abandon all attempts to keep on top of the jungle we have in our back yard. Our seven year old daughter almost got lost in the under- and over- growth. We will probably do the same this year. We like the wild look and, especially at this time of year after its winter rest, the back yard looks "interesting". Neglecting the mowing allowed us to spend some summer evenings together enjoying activities other than gardening. That seems more important than fighting the forces of nature. How's that for an elaborate excuse?