Saturday, 28 May 2016
Several of the trees on the street were cut down early this spring as a measure to slow the progress of emerald ash borer. The jury is out over how effective that is, but one thing is certain: the plants which just got on underneath the trees no better than they should have grown immensely.
So this is a good year for bridal veil and honeysuckle. What that means for weddings and etc. I don't know. Any ideas?
Saturday, 21 May 2016
This weekend we're celebrating the Patriotes, while the rest of the country is celebrating Victoria Day. Interestingly, she took the throne in 1837, although her attitude toward the rebels demanding a say in how they were governed was not at all positive.
I'd much rather celebrate wanting a vote that counted than a girl who stayed on the throne for decades. But when the weather is warm, as it is right now, I suppose any excuse to enjoy the outdoors is all right.
Sunday, 15 May 2016
But Saturday morning after a heavy rain, the potholes in the lane were little lakes reflecting the progress of spring. A few trees are nearly completely leafed out, but many are still in the early stages. A long way to go before the growing season is really upon us, but there are many promises to be seen.
Saturday, 7 May 2016
Saturday, 30 April 2016
In the meantime, the forsythia is beginning to come out. Love the colour. Yellow rules...
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Sunday, 17 April 2016
Other signs of spring: people whizzing around on Bixis which went into service at midnight Friday, kids asking their parents for ice cream on a lovely Saturday afternoon, and me trying to remember what I thought I sould do in the garden this spring. So much for keeping records: I may do a good job when I'm reporting/researching something, but I always forget that I mean to plan out the next year's garden when the memories of the last year's one are still vivid.