Lichens on the Olive Trees

May 31st, 2020

Lichens

Lichens

Lichens

Lichens

Lichens


Three Salvia and a Volunteer Bean Plant

May 30th, 2020

Salvia

Salvia

Salvia

Beans


Red

May 28th, 2020

Cactus


Garden 20200527

May 27th, 2020

Bee

Morning Glory

Ipomoea

Pandorea

Pandorea, First Blooms Plants Started From Harvested Seed

Pandorea

Pandorea

Slavia

Salvia

Senecio radicans

Senecio radicans

Gazania

Gazania

Gazania

Gazania

agave

Cracked Agave


Anniversary Piece

May 26th, 2020

Every year I make an anniversary piece. This was my second and better idea.

Anniversary Piece

Hanger–Code for Anniversary Date
Left side is 05271983, Right side 05272020

Anniversary Piece Date Code

Block Used for Dots
Anniversary Piece Dot

Block Used for Dashes
Anniversary Piece Dash

Code Used
The first row of 3 dots and 2 dashes represents the number 3.
The second row of 2 dashes and 3 dots represents the number 7.
Yep, 37 years.

Anniversary Piece Hung

Materials List
Roofing Felt, Tree Wrap (back of piece), Hardware Cloth, Wool, Gourd Pins.


Another Shadow

May 23rd, 2020

Shadow


Anniversary Idea Sketch

May 23rd, 2020

Anniversary

Dashes are in cream yarn.
Dots are in brown yarn.
Spacers are in tan yarn.


Cool Cast Shadow

May 16th, 2020

Shadow

Plant Shadow


A Few In Flower Today

May 15th, 2020

Candytuft

Beard

Sweetpea

Sweetpea

Weed Like Vine

Passionvine

Nigella

Nigella

Morning Glory

Daisy

Honeysuckle

Dandelions

Nigella

Dianthus


Rat, Orange Mold, and Lichen Glaze with Lichens

May 13th, 2020

Yesterday I found a 3′ long gopher snake in my garden. It was wrapped around the hose reel. Nearly stepped on it. Totally creeped me out.

Today I found a roof rat in my bird feeder.

Rat

When I was in the process of baiting our live traps, I found an orange with a lovely distribution of mold.

Orange with Mold

Why do we have so much wildlife in our gardens? Drought conditions and gardens that are great habitats for loads of critters.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t successful trapping the rat today, maybe tomorrow.


Update
This morning I asked my husband to open and set the trap. When he opened the trap, the rat ran out. Apparently last night when I asked if he closed the trap, and he said yes, he was talking about something else.

The rat ate all of the bait–a nice chunk or juicy orange and a saltine smeared with peanut butter topped with seeds.

Has the rat learned its lesson to avoid the trap? Maybe not. The trap was moved and more tasty treats were placed inside.