Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Things Past, Things to Come
The air was balmy and the sun shining brightly when I took my "lunch break" today, so outside to my back yard with the camera I did go. A close look revealed evidence of last year's flowers and the promise of flowers to come.
My Carolina Jessamine vine, which covers about 20 feet of the fenceline on the east side of the yard had some dried seed pods on it. These are pictured bottom-left on the first photo. I don't recall ever before seeing these; I think they're interesting.
The obstreperous squirrels have broken several of the stalks on my King Alfred daffodils as well as a still-supple limb on the Magnolia tree. The latter, which had several buds on it, was connected to the tree only by a minute bit of bark and a gentle tug on my part severed its connection. The squirrels can now munch on the emerging blossoms to their hearts' content without having to climb the tree.
I enjoyed another round of "Sweetie-Duty" this morning while Gardening Daughter worked a few hours at the florist. Sweetie is very fond of using Google to look up things in which she has an interest. I'm teaching her to use the keyboard to enter her own searches. That activity helps teach her to spell, also. Today's searches included "One-Eyed Willie" the pirate, weasels, ferrets and prairie dogs. She was aghast to learn that ferrets love to dine upon prairie dogs.
Lunch break is over. Tomorrow is also a day.