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It Wasn’t A Nice Surprise April 18, 2017

Filed under: Gardening,Rats — Janet @ 12:11 am

It wasn’t a nice surprise – in fact, I screamed.  I was merrily doing my gardening when I almost absent mindedly spotted a long tail – leading to a very large rodent – A RAT.  He was so life like – I asked him if he were alive.  Afraid to stay near him, afraid to leave him unattended, I looked around for a big stone.  Failing that I went over to get my shovel.  I returned and he was still there.  Honestly he was so lifelike.  I was sure he would bolt once my back was turned.  But no actually I had plenty of time to get my camera.  But I just wanted to get rid of him as quickly as possible.  So I dug a hole and turfed him in.  And in fact I felt sorry for him.  Poor Ratty.  Should I praise the cat??  I wondered.

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Photo from the New York Post

 

Garden Ornaments December 19, 2016

Filed under: Ceramics,Gardening — Janet @ 3:37 am

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Autumn Is Coming August 27, 2016

Filed under: Fruit,Gardening,Painting,Paintings,Seasons,Skagit Valley,Travel — Janet @ 1:08 am

We went up to the Skagit Valley for a 24 hour getaway.  It was wonderful.  It is such a beautiful area between the mountains and the sea.  Fields of fruit trees, flowers, corn and much more .  This morning I took an early morning amble outside our bedroom.  I thought I was in the Garden of Eden, a pear tree, a plum tree, fruit just dropping at my feet – and then a cat appeared to confirm my feeling.  She/he scampered off and disappeared in the field of corn.

Yesterday evening there was a great squawking overhead.  We went out on our deck to see what that was all about.  GEESE – IN  V  FORMATION.  Superb!

I had the intention of possibly finding/buying a painting of this beautiful valley – but failing that I feel inspired to try creating one oneself.  There is a lot of subject matter!

 

IMG_1123  pears abound       IMG_1121  Ripe for the picking. and note all the pears and plums on the ground

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My Favorite Cat June 3, 2016

Filed under: Cats,Gardening — Janet @ 8:13 pm

IMG_0356 She is there in the box – while I was planting petunias.  Isn’t this sunshine marvelous!

 

Spring Blooms May 15, 2016

A few days ago I took a walk around the block.  What a colorful array of blossoms – it was beautiful!

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My neighborhood’s blooms leads me to recommend a wonderful book

IMG_0279  Beatrix Potter’s Garden – inspiring for its art work, history, biography, photographs.  Wonderful inspiration for gardening enthusiasts.

 

Temporary absence September 12, 2015

Filed under: Gardening,Tomatoes — Janet @ 3:53 pm

Source: Temporary absence

 

More Tomatoes From My Garden August 15, 2015

Filed under: Gardening,Tomatoes — Janet @ 5:12 pm

tomatoes 050  Green tomatoes July 22, 2015

More tomatoes 035 Red tomatoes August 8 2015More tomatoes 037