Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Through the Woods

Southeast on the Seguin trail

Mystery sign at the entrance to a path through the woods.  No tresspassing??

Friday, July 27, 2012

Garden Update

The weeds continue to thrive.  Henry and I were out today to try to put a dent in them.  I have found something that will keep him occupied - I pulled the car around, and he sat in the driver's seat playing quite happily for half an hour.  He loves to "drive".

-corn has tassels
-onions are doing whatever they do
-carrots are thriving (we thinned some and enjoyed some baby carrots)
-there is finally some action in the parsnip row
-the artichoke plants are HUGE
-broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts plants are hanging in there
-pepper plants are taking off
-the few bean plants that came up are making beans!
-flowers on both melon and cucumber plants
-heirloom tomatoes continue to ripen

I'm thrilled by the experience.  Yes, the weeds are frustrating and I spend entirely too much time thinking about them, BUT, I am happy with my garden and every little sprout and every little vegetable that comes from it. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Let's Go for a Run

I am constantly struck by beauty everytime I run.  Today I'm sharing it with you.


Monday, July 23, 2012


It's has been painfully dry, and I'm starting to see the effects outside.  The vegetable garden is fine (aside from monster weeds), as we have the sprinkler on it every evening for a few hours.

In the front garden, though, we are losing previously well-established plants.  Up and down highway 518, trees are turning early, and looking very, very dry.

Just a few days ago, this fern was still lush and green.  I hope it comes back next year...

Even the dandelion greens are flat on the ground.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Falls in High Summer

What a difference a few weeks make! 

Much less water is going over the falls these days, but they are still beautiful. 

The receding water has exposed long stretches of smooth rock, perfect for resting.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

From the Weather Book

This entry is rather uneventful...the days have all been the same, either hot and sticky or breezy and lovely.  We need rain!

- warm, breezy,
- cool night

- cooler, breezy
- lovely day

July 10
- warm, breezy

July 14

July 15
- HOT, humid, sticky

July 16
- HOT and humid