I arrived home this evening from work and VPH met me at the door. "Talk a walk around the garden," he said, "see if you notice all the things that I saw today. There's a lot going on out there." After yesterday's high winds and cold temps, it was a pleasure to walk around the garden in the late afternoon sun with the temperature at about 65 degrees!
Trucking right along are the sugar snap peas (planted 4/19/08):
Lots of true leaves showing up all over the place. Nante 1/2 Long carrots (planted 4/19/08):
Mammoth Dill (also planted 4/19/08):
Sweet Basil (also planted 4/16/08), and the Cinnamon Basil is nearly there:
The Red Peter Pepper seedlings I mentioned yesterday:
This is the first sign of life in the sections of the seed tray where I planted marigolds:
I think Osteosperum hybrid Soprano Lilac Spoon (hereafter referred to as lilac spoon) will be one of my favorite flowers to photograph this year. This one's not even fully in bloom and I already love it:
The gerber daisies will also be a frequent subject:
I got to thinking, maybe I shouldn't be training the birds to head towards the vegetable garden for food? I present the bird feeder in its new location away from the veggie garden:
At 5:30pm today VPH saw a big fat raccoon on top of this fence leaning over and batting the feeder back and forth (and yes, that's hours away from dusk here too). The damn raccoon has also knocked over our trash the past two nights. The bird feeder may not be long for our garden. But I am enjoying seeing all the birds come visiting, like these two perched on top of the fence:
Not too bad for a photo taken with the zoom on my little digital camera from a good 30 feet away.
I had hoped to take a vacation day tomorrow to knock a few things off the to do list, but I have too much work to get done and I'm afraid that either I'm having a wicked allergy attack or I've caught VPH's cold. I'm going to bed right now and I hope after 11 hours of sleep I'll feel better.