Monthly Archive: June 2008

Water from the sky! 3

Water from the sky!

First of all, it RAINED last night.  Like half an inch.  It was very exciting. The other exciting thing that happened last night was the Dai Due seafood dinner, with all Gulf Coast seafood...

Adventure day 2

Adventure day

Finally! I wouldn’t say it’s finished, because it’s a small piece of a big project, but at least it looks somewhat finished.  It could use some more granite, but I have done all the...

Inspiration 1

Inspiration

It’s hot. So I went to Half Price Books and picked up some material for vicarious gardening, and what happens? I get all excited about something and end up outside anyway! Luckily, I restrained...

A quiz 0

A quiz

There is a tree that came with this house that I can’t really identify. It’s a deciduous conifer, so I assume it’s a cypress, but it’s all weepy. I’ve looked around to see what...

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: June 2008 7

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: June 2008

This is my first effort to participate in Bloom Day. Fun! Esperanza we inherited with the house. It’s loving this heat, doing just fine. Flame acanthus that I just planted a little while ago,...

At long last 1

At long last

I finally got around to dealing with photos from our amazing trip with BT’s family to New Mexico’s Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in December of 2006 , where thousands of snow geese,...

Done planting! 0

Done planting!

BT worked so hard in the garden today!  After double-digging the old parsley patch, we now have even MORE peppers (I think we have 10 total, they are Mr. New Mexico’s favorite), 2 garlic...

Pickup truck envy 4

Pickup truck envy

This is a scan of the contact sheet from my first roll of film on the Seagull TLR. It works! Excuse the fuzziness on the far right, that is a scanner issue. And yes,...

Vegetable garden re-haul 3

Vegetable garden re-haul

From left: Kitty, Sweetpea, Pepper, Coaly, BT. Squash vine borers ate the zucchini plant from the inside out, the parsley went to seed, and we finally harvested the crop of tiny onions.  We figured...