Dew drops on young rose leaves.
But, before I do any cutting, I have to get the mower itself ready for work. That means draining out the motor oil from last year and adding new oil. Then the blade needs to be sharpened. I tried doing it myself, but I didn't do a very good job of it, so I decided to get a new one (this will be the blade's sixth season). Unfortunately, the hardware store didn't have the blade I need. They recommended a nearby mechanic, but he didn't have one, either. He did ask why I wanted to replace the blade. I showed him my botched sharpening job and he said he could sharpen it. He did a superb job; the edge looks like new. The right tools and know-how make all the difference.
So my chore for today is the deck. I plan to take advantage of the relatively warm day we're expecting to use the power washer on it.