More flowers. Broad beans this time. They actually have quite interesting flowers when you take a close look.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The last thing on my mind these days seems to be taking a photo for this blog. So as it was getting dim this evening I took the camera out, and this is the best of what I got. Okay, Smudge isn't quite as fat as this makes her appear. She has that look in her eye, like she's not quite sure I'm pointing the camera at her, but maybe she should get ready to run anyway.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
When you are driving behind one of these, you just hope the driver doesn't turn the sprayer on by mistake.
For those who don't know, that tank contains liquid manure that is sprayed on the field. Luckily this one was empty, as here it's turning back into the farm for a refill.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I'm not much of a hockey fan, and don't bother watching the games, but even I can get caught up in the excitement when the 'local' team is on a run to the Stanley Cup.
The Vancouver Canucks won in the second overtime last night, and are in the finals.
Go Canucks Go!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
This is the only photo I took today of any interest. You'd think though, that I could get one where the metal bars weren't across their eyes. It wasn't very pleasant outside, and I threw that cute paw-print blanket over them. Not that it lasted long there....
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Yesterday I did get some of those bedding plants into pots. It's a miracle actually. Usually they have to sit around for weeks until they are almost dead. I know you are supposed to pinch the flowers off so the plants put more energy into growing roots, and it also makes the plant bushier.
Sorry, can't do it. They'll get there eventually.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
A couple of flats of bedding plants....oh so easy to buy, not quite so easy to actually do something with.
Well I did make a hanging basket up for my mum, which accounts for the missing plants.
And tonight, those mouse traps are baited with peanut butter right at the end of the little plate thing, so it is as sensitive to pressure as I can make it. The other night I shoved a bit of cheese onto the prong at the other end, and all the cheese was stolen with not a trap sprung.
Hopefully the mice think they are on to a good thing....
Morning will tell.
They've destroyed too many of my seedlings.
The war is on.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
While at my mum's this afternoon, I went looking through her old albums, as I thought there was a four generation photo. Turns out the lady I thought was my great grandmother was actually my great great aunt.
Is there such a thing?
She was my great grandmother's sister.
Did find this photo though, of three different generations, taken about 50 years ago.
That's my great grandmother, my mum, Cathy and myself. I'm the one with the big square face:(
Hope all you mothers did something special today.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
We were just coming back from your walk around the block with the dogs. That's the walk we take when we need to get the dogs out, but we don't want to spend a lot of time, or drive anywhere. It's about a mile in total, not far for a couple of border collies, but one leg of the square at least is a laneway with no traffic, so they can all be off leash. We were coming back up to our place, and the neighbour's red angus bull was stood surveying his domain. I said that I wished I'd seen him sooner, so he could have been my picture for today. But then I figured I'd try it anyway. It was already half dark. I thought it would be kind of cool if I could get down low enough to have him silhouetted against the sky, but I wasn't about to crawl through the fence and lay on the ground close to him to try do that. As it was I was having to be careful that I didn't get a jolt from the electric wire as I balanced the camera on the gate.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
You know how I've been on about how much later Spring is this year? Everything has it's own lateness, but I think the fruit trees are the most behind of all.
Finally though, we have blossoms.
This photo below was taken today (of course!)
The lawn had just been cut.
This photo was taken on March 31 last year.
That makes the pear tree five weeks late compared to last year.
It also had more blossoms last year.
It's been a long, cold, wet five weeks.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
A shot snapped quickly on a beautiful May Day.
Finally, we have some fruit tree blossoms. The cherry tree is bursting into bloom. Not that we'll get more than a few cherries off it anyway. The crows get most of them before they are even fully ripe.