rainy day snapshots

I have a long established habit of cropping out the mess. Who doesn’t, right? I have been noticing that doing so with the garden causes confusion in terms of layout/location. So, a break from that: These images cover most of our garden, in its various stages of growth and development, disarray and overgrowth.

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goldfinch snobs

Our goldfinches are snobs. Three black oil sunflower feeders, one seedlog feeder, two suet feeders, and a nyger feeder… our goldfinches will only eat from one, the nyger feeder, and only in the winter time. Now, take those black oil sunflower seeds and scatter them about as sparrows and other finches eat. Let thise seeds […]

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dinner from the garden

Tonight, I pulled some carrots to check their growth. They are coming along nicely. I also pulled a clump of our Oriole Orange Swiss Chard. We have some gorgeous vegetables this year. The carrots and chard are both in the success column. They made a delicious dinner, sauteed in bacon fat with shallots, garlic, and […]

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today, in the garden

Today is the first day of a four day holiday weekend; my first weekday off after returning to work at the start of May. We also had visitors to the garden; a lovely time, socially distanced with a couple we’ve seen only in a zoom social since the shutdown. Before our lovely visit, these are […]

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“thai hot”

My husband is fond of hot peppers. Each year, they are a featured focus in our garden: habaneros always, plus random new experiments. This year’s experiments include two Thai pepper plants. They are covered in tiny white blossoms for weeks, and then nothing. Then I brushed aside some leaves while weeding and found a hidden […]

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buzz and hum

Some guests in the garden this evening: We hadn’t seen our hummingbird at the feeder for a few days. Tonight, I figured out why…

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