See end of post for bear notice.
I believe my little town has been relocated to somewhere between Seattle and Fairbanks, with the weather charms of both simultaneously. Sunday, it was sunny here - and 65 degrees, with a 20MPH wind out of the north. The little boys wore their coats outside, and Thor would have none of it. Jeepers, our lawn hasn't even been mowed in nearly 2 weeks, because it's been raining every day except Sunday, and the temperature has never even reached 70.
With that in mind, I ran outside between the raindrops this morning to take a picture of the garden for you. Not close up, just a picture. Sadly, the cold caused one of my 2 carrot square feet to not come up, and 4 of my 8 tomato squares never came up either. I'm restarting them indoors. Now, where is that global warming again?
(Ignore the shaggy grass around the beds. Remember, no mowing for 2 weeks because of constant rain.)
Anyway, I thought I'd show you a picture of a tree I love. We have a line of old maples up the middle of our lawn. A year after we bought the place, when we were out of town, lightning hit the one closest to the house and took it down. It really hurts to lose a 3 foot diameter tree; they don't grow in a big hurry. We had someone here working on something while we were gone, so he cut up the tree for us before we returned. The next year, we were thrilled to see sucker shoots coming up from the stump. And now, look at it! It's like the biggest maple bush you've ever seen!
The resiliance of nature! And the joys of watching a hundred year old yard.
And if you haven't been there, visit the Blond Duck in her pond. Thor is at the Puppy Ball today.
Edited to add: A neighbor just called, and asked if I'd heard about the mother bear and two cubs who had been hanging around the yard across the street between 7 and 10AM. Thankfully, NO! And even more thankfully, we have a high fence to keep Thor in, which should effectively keep bears out! Duckie's Bear, is, of course, invited in, but his name belies his species.