Garden netting is a pain in the ass to set up, but I do it every year because if I don’t, the birds get all the blueberries and raspberries, and after letting them have the cherries I draw the line. (I also like blueberries and raspberries a lot better than cherries.) Continue reading “Netting”
Today I walked the Well It Used To Be One Trail and the Well It Isn’t A Trail After All Diversion. It was fun. Continue reading “Bush-bashing”
It’s the photos that are oddities, not the plants. Though one of the plants is a bit of a puzzle too.
The flower is herb-robert, no confusion there.
But the green plant—that’s a mystery. This picture was taken when it was just starting to emerge. It pops up every year and produces clusters of long spindly stalks with tiny purple flowers, and the bees LOVE it. I’ve tried and tried, but I have not been able to identify it. The leaves are long and narrow and pointed, somewhat like lavender, but we have lavender sitting right next to it—it’s not that.The stalks all come up from the root in a bunch, without branching; the leaves are not opposed (and when it gets bigger the leaves are much more spread out on the stalk). It has no noticeable scent—not to me, at any rate. Obviously something draws the bees.
Everyone’s out and about early.
Today we met Charlie. Even at only 12 weeks old it is obvious that he is a Very Good Boy.
And now for the world pool links… Continue reading “From the world pool: July 1, 2017”
Most of the crane flies I see, giant or otherwise, are pretty drab. This one must be quite newly out of its pupa.
We are two days from the summer solstice, and it is thirteen degrees and drizzling. A good day to stay inside and make a world pool post. Continue reading “From the world pool: June 18, 2017”