Bored yet?

I’ve been a bit of a shutter-bug today, but I’ll only bore you with a few more garden shots. Here’s a picture of the biggest bee I’ve ever seen in my life: The picture doesn’t do him justice, but he had to be an inch and 1/2 long. He spent a good 15 minutes lumberingRead more

Garden Variety

These two rogue poppies have just started blooming in the garden. I think they must either be the original varieties that were combined to make the Bombast Rose Poppies that I planted, or that some different seeds got mixed in with the package. They’re both pretty, though. I’m loving the variegated leaves of these AlaskaRead more

Hot Dog

How’s this for a pampered pooch? I caught her having a snooze at grandma’s house this afternoon (she was worn out from the heat and a long swim at the beach).The sneaky thing knows she’s not supposed to be laying on the pillows, but who could disturb such a peaceful nap?

Slime Mould

Thanks to Phelan, the mystery of yesterday’s garden discovery has been solved. It’s slime mould, which is now officially one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard of. Listen to this: “It has been observed that they can find their way through mazes by spreading out and choosing the shortest path, an interesting example ofRead more

What a fun-gi!

Does anyone have any idea at all what this might be?! It sprouted up in the garden tonight, and I mean that literally. When I first discovered it, it was about 1/4 of an inch away from the top of the wooden stick, and by the time I came back with the camera, it hadRead more

Ladybug Love

I spotted these two getting to know each other in the Three Sisters plot today. Yay! My garden could use some more aphid eaters. The Chandler blueberries are getting close!

Raspberries and Livestock

I’m trying out a new method of supporting the raspberry/blackberry bushes that I read about in The Good Life. I spent the morning clearing out the old canes and tying the new ones onto bamboo stakes (several canes per stake) using velcro plant tie tape (so that I can go back and add any newRead more


C. (hubby) spent the day up on the roof today, stripping off three layers of old shingles. Our house would have been so cute with it’s original cedar shingles, it killed me to watch him tear them off. We stowed them away for use as kindling or whatever. So good natured, he’s still smiling afterRead more

I don’t actually eat meat…

Had a nice second day of holiday with hubby and the kids today (we’re spending the first week doing work at home, mainly the roof, and will spend the second week camping and visiting my in-laws). We took in an early matinee this afternoon (okay, so technically that’s not really working on the house), andRead more