My friend who is an expert master knows everything gardening guru has a theory. It is quite simple and straightforward, as most gardening things are. The theory is this: if your knees are dirty, then you were gardening. If not ... well, you get the drift. So here are my knees before I went out to do some gardening.
Here are my knees afterwards. Clean as can be.
So, apparently I was not gardening. I was working in the gardens, pruning my apple trees. Up on a ladder hacking off branches damaged by the storm, however, is not really gardening per se, it's more of 'garden maintenance' I guess.
Oh well. Still plenty of time left to garden this year and many more opportunities to get my knees dirty. (Maybe I should have taken these shots in June when we were prepping for the garden tours! Yikes!)