I’ve added some whimsy to the garden this weekend. I’m working outside in chunks of time as this is my really bad allergy time and it is non stop sneezing and nose blowing. I have quite a collection of garden … Continued
I love the spring when the perennial iris blooms. There are a few different varieties in the gardens from the early blooming mini purple to the mid height yellow to the tall purples, maroons and yellows. Each has their own … Continued
Daylilies are the perfect perennial for the garden as they require very little care, will grow in hot, sunny locations with little water and seem to tolerate most soil conditions. Daylilies belong to the genus Hemerocallis and they come in many … Continued
Is a garden ever complete? probably not, as when you sit back and observe you see something that might be changed. But for now we are saying the back shade garden is complete. Planning for this garden started last year … Continued
Gardening just doesn’t happen overnight. Last year we decided to create a new garden between the back trees which is a shady area. The first thing we did was bring home a lot of logs from the local landfill which … Continued
Even though we are just over a month into winter, the cold and snowy weather just arrived over the weekend. The first big storm of winter saw 15+ cm of snow cover the ground. An Arctic vortex also bought bitterly cold weather with temperatures getting down to -30 Celsius.
Another Colorado low is moving through today bringing about +3 cm of snow. The temperatures are rising to just about 0 Celsius and that snow will turn to rain as the day goes on.
Since retiring we have the good fortune to stay home on days like this. For so many years we had to drive to work regardless of the weather. Staying home is a perk of retirement.
Most photos were taken through the windows as it was just too darn cold to go outside. Even though the gardens are buried in snow, remember that the roots of all plants are under the ground convincing themselves that warmer weather will come in a few months.
This birdhouse, visible from the window is awaiting the arrival of the wrens in early spring.
Regardless of the weather the birds still flock to the feeders. This downy woodpecker is enjoying some peanuts.
Winter weather means lots of time for crafting. Above is the progress on a virus shawl. I love working this pattern. It was a bit of a challenge at first but now the rows are automatic and the shawl is growing quickly.
I’m also working on some washer necklaces, another shawl, a recycled cd project and some luggage tags. Photos are always taken of the steps along the way. I’ll share these projects at another time.