Sunday, June 29, 2008
The next round of lilies
This is one of 3 asian lillies I planted last year. This year they've grown back with reinforcements and the one type is finally flowering (there are about 5 open at this point). The other two plants are not far behind and I'm still waiting for the cream and suger lillies to open up although they may have another week to go.
Right on the Button
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Roses are wet, the violets are wet too - if you come outside, you'll be wet too
And down came the rain and wash the spider out
Friday, June 27, 2008
Feed them, and they will bloom
Its amazing what a single bit of feeding will do overnight to the apparent health of ones garden. My pansies and geraniums are looking less sprawling and several plants burst into flower today. There is a mystery plant near blooming and the first of the lilies from last year are just starting to open. On the concern list - is that something seems to be devouring the centers of the daisies and I haven't had any more of the yellow evening primrose yet.
Mullein With Butterfly Antenae
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Learning a new instrument
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Now you see it, now you don't
My first and possibly only strawberry is pictured above - however, it disappeared shortly after this picture was taken. I'm not sure who is to blame.. but, I suspect that it was either the rabbit or a squirrel. I guess I'll never know - and next time I see a strawberry I'm going to snap it up.. ready or not.
Another 2 hurdles made
Well, I've always hated the details of moving, but I'm actually fairly nearly done. At least the sealift order is in - and I have completed a large portion of 10 months of grocery shopping. I think I'm going to be eating a lot of diced tomatos and brown rice and canned soup. I guess we'll see how it pans out. I actually pared quite a bit down from my original order - so its mostly reasonable and if I go up for a second year, I may not need to order as much.
The moving folks came to meet today and assess my stuff. He guessed I was about 300 lbs over - so after scrambling all afternoon to pare off the fringes I came in about 300 lbs under the limit. I figure this is a good safety buffer given that I weighed stuff on a digital scale and subtracted my own weight. The movers actually come a few weeks from now, but in the meantime I should sort out what is going in my carry on and pick up any odds and ends that I'll need. So, aside from the final packing of my gear that is being shipped up, the only other north related things I need to do is fax in one more info sheet and then pack my bags to go. That of course leaves 1 little hurdle to a fun summer entitled "finishing my thesis". I'm still hoping to escape for a weekend to get in my dose of Algonquin Park or Ottawa. But we'll see.
In garden news... This is the first time I've actually gotten Campanula to flower... I've a few more plants planted, but they seem to be struggling. Tomorrow - if it doesn't rain tonight I will zip out and give my plants a long overdue feeding and spray some soap on holely looking leaves. I did catch a rabbit in the midst of the perrenial bed and the birds continue to dig everywhere, but otherwise things are taking care of themselves in my absense.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Lost and Found Beauty
I stumbled on this looking for a picture of one of my field sites and just had to share (although it may have been posted here in the past). This is taken out west and I'd like to say it is a hike up top of one of the ski hills in the Banff area.... sigh... maybe next summer I'll make it out west.
Double Rainbow Delight
Here it is.. a real picture of the double rainbow last night..... very cool!