Pics from my walk around the yard yesterday. If you click on the captions they should open the pictures in a new window (thanks, Ken!)
Attack of the blonde hair 1 (something that has blanketed the goldenrod in just one place)
closeup of the blonde hair. what is this stuff!?
one blackberry bramble on the brushpile porcupine
The brushpile porcupine of brambles
Cilantro gone to seed in greyscale
echinacea by the birdbath — gets lots of water
closeup of echinacea aka coneflower
ginkgo #1 of 3 — the most vigorous
ginkgo #2 of 3 — I snapped the main stem last year like an idiot, but grace made it grow back from the roots
ginkgo #3 of 3 — doing well
wild grapes growing on old horse feeder out back
butterflies, including monarchs, love this plant, which grows wild all over
yes, it is very blurry, but it is a red dragonfly. she sat very still for awhile, and i’m sure she saw me snapping pictures. after she’d had enough, she buzzed me and took off. amazing!
red pine #1 of 3 (all 3 started from seeds more than a few moons ago)
red pine #2 of 2
red pine #3 of 3
Mr. Sunshine. Some friends sold their house and bought a fully furnished cabin up north. I helped them move. They said take what you want. I took this handsome terracotta.
tomato #1 of 4, all started from last year’s heirloom seeds — 2nd year I’ve grown tomatoes in a bag of potting soil. It works ok, but not necessary. The ones in the ground are doing just as well.
tomatoes #2 & #3 — in the ground and doing very well. I need better staking. The cages aren’t enough. #4 not shown. I kept it in a pot and it’s languishing.