Inspired by an idea from slicer, wowilkinson, (https://wowilkinson.wordpress.com/2021/03/24/sub-totals/), I am using numbers as a foundation for my writing.
1 expansive yard, bordered, in part, by
2 hedges of budding forsythia, I have
3 weathered bluebird houses and
4 sparse gardens (one for vegetables and the other three for flowers and greenery).
5 robins currently peck at the lawn and then fly into one of the
6 beautiful maple trees. Unfortunately,
7 deer routinely graze on my plants. By the barn and by the house, I have more than
8 ash trees that are endangered by the emerald ash borer. I have at least
9 chores of yardwork that I ought to do soon — all in my