I'm staying in the bear-free zone this w/e: Planting plants, visiting good friends and going for walks. Everything is looking just grand right now.
Below isn't the best photo in the world. I took it at Post Park down the street and it gives me the feeling of the exuberance of the greenery.
Unfortunately many of the invasives are at their best too - here is a patch that Garlic Mustard has taken over as its own.
Hopefully it will be a little more peaceful this weekend. So many houses have been razed. You can get an inkling of how many pieces of stone, quartz, and endangered South American forests will be used based on the quality of the hording. Get your Brazil nuts now.
Here's one of the larger homes that's been built. It is classified as an ultra luxury home.
But good to see they've saved a bit of money - there's another big stone fountain in the back yard. Who doesn't love a good 2 for 1 sale?
Don't you wonder what the original models were thinking when they posed for this reproduction of a reproduction?
Time to plant the annuals - back up the truck....
Or just go to Sheridan & Loblaws and pick out your own. This is my little afternoon project after I've done the grass clipping.
There is a glorious wind blowing this a.m. It feels fabulous on my bare arms. However, not so good for photos, but here are a few of the garden:
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' Really hard to photograph in the best of conditions - camera seems to grab every little white petal and not really know where to focus. Excellent plant - let it self-sow.
One of the few hosta in the back yard that isn't on Bart's running track. Sadly H. Guacamole is sitting in the middle of his route and now looks exactly like guacamole - chunky guacamole.
A spider doing Pilates.
A sweet little Geranium - name well hidden.
And the exquisitely yummy Japanese peonies are starting to bloom.
So very beautiful.
The Heracium maculatum is starting to bloom. Although the blossoms are a bit unrefined.
The leaves are unlike any others in my garden - furry, spotty, pointy.