Spring came early this year and I'd been looking through seed catalogs for weeks ... picking up seeds, soil and peat pots when I could. I broke the rules ... I planted some seeds in March! The weather was so warm ... I even put them outside for a week, and the seeds sprouted and thrived. Here's a cucumber seedling.
I've had a plastic lizard for years ... I've always thought that it was funny .... I usually find a spot in the garden and hide it ... I love to watch people's reaction when they see it! Anyway ... Alfie noticed it near the firepit. Too funny!
|What the *** is that!|
|BARK, BARK, BARK|
And then it was April .....
My tiny seedlings lined the ledges of my windows ... and grew long and spindlie, trailing all over the place. But the weather was more seasonal, cool days and even cooler nights. So, I planned my garden, and I bought more seeds ... and I worried over my neck. And then I saw something on Pinterest.
|Steve with Tuck, Syd and Alfie (2012)|
|Steve with Ruff and Gem (2010)|
|Wathcing the rapids, just above the falls.|
|Steve, Syd and Tuck ... What a view!|
|I love this picture of Sydney|
And more lettuce than we knew what to do with ...
|Leaf Lettuce Patch|
|Henrietta Hen Scare crow|
|Bachelors Button (Jean's Garden)|
|Poppy (Jean's again)|
And then suddenly, there they were ... our Cedar Waxwings were back, sitting high in the trees. I always hear them first, the soft whistles ... they come for the berries in the trees, they stay for the june bugs ... and then, by the end of the month they're gone.
|They're Back - Cedar Waxwings!|
|Splish-Splash ... takin' a bath.|
|Dance ... Like no one is watching!|
|Tucker in Jean's garden|
|Containers near the house - a single ripe tomato for me|
|Wait a minute!!!|
|More containers: Rosemary, tyme and basil|
I like the idea of ending Part 1 here ... with a bang! Part 2, coming soon! I promise Danijela.