Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers


Thursday, April 1, 2010

March Went Out Like a....

...lambMUDPIG!! That dog cannot resist a mud puddle (a rain transformed bonfire pit)....I don't know what to do with her. That Weimaraner wants no parts of that activity...he cannot bring himself to get in there. Nope. Not doing it.

But I digress. March really did come in like a lion, with snow on the ground March 2 and yesterday...pushing the mid-70's. Amazing!

Not much gardening going on with heavy work projects, but did get some cool pictures...

If you don't have one of these feeders, definitely think about it. They are woodpecker magnets, though the one pecker continues to peck on my roof immediately adjacent to the window behind my head most mornings. This week a new variety...though I am not totally certain if this is Downy or Hairy. The picture is at a difficult angle to check all the markings.




The onions seem very happy with the recent weather conditions.

The wild raspberries on the property have sprouted leaves....GoddessSupport will be checking them regularly for berries, if I am lucky some will make it into the house!
I am going a little loco with the macro lens for the next week. I am taking a class next weekend at Norfolk Botanical Garden, and need lots of attempts to critique...I vow to take the camera off of "auto!"
At any rate, I did notice that this was "Emergence of Bug Week" as all around the garden, and by the porch light at night critters are making an appearance. Lots of moths, mosquitos the size of fifty cent pieces so far.
A few of the blueberries are beginning to set fruit....
Is it crazy that I transported all the seedlings with me to the beach house for the weekend...I couldn't leave them alone with a teenager to look after their needs....no it's not crazy.

2 comments:

Sylvana said...

Cute dogs! I have one that loves to get yucky and another that prefers to stay very clean.

Mmmm...berries! Love them!

NellJean said...

Love the MudPig! Mine wants everyone around her to be wet and dirty, too.