Thursday, January 3, 2013
Wednesday (like today!) … lots of sun and blue skies overhead, yea!!
Spent some time playing with my newest garden treasure .. my yard cart .. it is so very useful, how did I manage without it! It holds so much material and also handy for easily moving tools around the yard. I really feel like a spoiled gardener!
This looks like a low flying helicopter, but no worries, I’d just zoomed in. Looks kind of cool, seen through the branches of the wild and crazy tree (aka, pear rootstock)
During some quiet times I simply stood motionless and watched the Anna’s fly to the hummingbird feeder …
And watched the Bushtit hop over to the feeder … to check out this interesting feeder … the perch is just the right size for his little claws to cling to.
Soon, all was right with the world as the Anna returned to the feeder .. no other birds visited here again .. they’ll stick with the suet
I saw 3 Downy woodpeckers in the yard .. wondered, are some of them the babies from last year? They visited all of the suet blocks in the yard. I’ve placed 5 of them throughout … and this one is the special, made in BC item that D noticed on the side of the road, a few weeks ago. It’s once again fulfilling its purpose .. to hold food to feed the birds!
2 years ago … I couldn’t see many robins in the yard at all. Yet this year there are quite a few. And they are all robust. This one is pecking away at a fallen apple.
Still can’t bear to pull the sweet-peas up .. I’ll let them go on their own time.
Like a visual poem in the skies above…
Surprise treasures in the yard! I’d just finished planting some garlic cloves (found a good head of garlic from Salt Spring Island and wanted to grow some of that type). When, surprise, I found these bulbs had rooted in a pot. No soil. Well, bulbs are hardy, that is for sure. So I carefully separated them and covered them with some mulch, ready for planting today. There are also some other bulbs with them, I think they might be tulips. Will plant them in a pot and wait for Spring to see if I am right!
So .. time to put on my lovely gardening outfit .. my trusty Carhart bibs .. how very elegant! 🙂 and outside to plant these lovely garlic cloves .. there is still time for them to grow. In the spring (not far away) I will commence with the application of EM .. on everything!!! Magic.
Twas a great day and I expect more of the same today!