We've got some lovely mild weather right now. It's kind of deceiving, to look out the window during our cold snap and see bright blue skies and brilliant sunshine when it's bitterly cold, but now that we're warmer, it's overcast and deary looking. Those insulating clouds, however, are part of the reason we can enjoy … Continue reading A little hint of sunshine
I needed to make a run into town today, and by the time I came back, my daughter had selected a place to start planting, and gotten started. She had selected Eye of the Tiger Iris, and I must say - Vesey's really missed an opportunity for a punny name! 😀 Eye-ris of the Tiger? … Continue reading Fall planting: iris
So a few things we'd talked about before have changed a bit, as we decided where to start planing the grape hyacinth (muscari). This is the area we settled on, before clean up. Two summers ago, this area was quite overgrown. Some of the lilacs and carigana I cut back have started to encroach again. … Continue reading Fall planting grape hyacinth, day one
A patch of my mother's flowers that she still constantly asks about is now in full bloom. These are all about 3 feet tall. Can you make out the two markers hidden in them? That's where the haskap berries are planted. The flowers are actually cleared away from around them, and they're still hard to … Continue reading Full bloom
This year, I've been allowing various things to come up in between the sidewalk blocks by the sun room, instead of taking the weed trimmer to them, to see what is there. Quite a lot of flowers have come up through the cracks and crevices between the rain barrel and the clothes line platform. Most … Continue reading Just One
Just minutes ago, we saw our mystery critter again - this time out by the compost pile! We ended up bringing the DSLR, with it's 700mm lens, and tripod over to try and zoom in for some pictures. Unfortunately, the window we were looking through is the one that was not replaced, when all the … Continue reading Mystery critter, and order placed
Just sharing, because it's pretty. ❤ Sunburst squash blossoms.
Yesterday was a day where the weather lurched from pouring rain to brilliant sunshine! Things had cleared up enough that I even turned my computer back on again for a while. The weather radar looked like we would be getting rain, but the more severe parts of the system would miss us, again. Then, part … Continue reading Storms done, and pretty things
Today is Sunday, which I try to keep as a quiet day of rest, but of course, the morning rounds must be done. After putting kibble out for the yard cats, I paused to enjoy some of the flowers that have come up in the old kitchen garden. Though we covered the entire area with … Continue reading Morning … flowers?
It was a sleepless night last night. Even with painkillers, I still hurt all over. That, on its own, would have been fine. What made it difficult is what I could only describe as a total rebellion of m body! You've probably heard of restless legs syndrome? That's when you're lying in bed, trying to … Continue reading Recovery day