"The wonder is that we can see these trees, and not wonder more." --Ralph Waldo Emerson "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." --John Muir
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
These were my black currant bushes two days ago. I like to pick a handful to put in my oatmeal for breakfast. I didn't pick any yesterday, as it was pouring rain in the morning. So this morning I went out, and disturbed a blackbird amongst the foliage. I looked at my bushes, and there was not one currant left!! The birds have eaten every single one.
Hmmm.. the gooseberries are still there, I wonder how they taste in oatmeal? I'll pick a handful and see :)
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Rosa De Meaux
Rosa De Meaux, a rose I received by mistake, as I wanted the White De Meaux. It took 3 years to produce about 3 blooms, and seeing they were pink, at first I was disappointed, and stuck them in a pot around the corner so I wouldn't have to look at them. This summer, I discovered them blooming away beautifully, and they looked so cute, tiny little roses with teeny little leaves, like a little pixie bush. I put them right by the back door, so I could admire them all day! How could I have been disappointed by these, I adore tiny little flowers.
Monday, July 08, 2013
freeing the street trees
During my early morning walk, I became aware of all the street trees, held captive by those rubber things they put on young trees.
These trees are now 9 years old, and they seem a bit stunted. I took a cutting from this willow when it was first planted, and mine is three times the size of this one.
So I went back out with clippers, accompanied by my cat Tinkerbelle.
And freed about 50 trees along the street.
I am sure they are much happier now!
Wednesday, July 03, 2013