I started this sketch of my neighbors tree because I saw the tree cutters out there. I wanted to capture the magnificence before it was gone. This 70-80′ tree has been home and perch for many birds. Imagine my surprise when they left, and this one was still there! The other three were trimmed and cut down about half way.
Rumor has it that the neighbor decided that if/when this tree fell, it would not land in their yard, so therefore, it wouldn’t be their problem! Wow. I do hope that when/if it falls, it doesn’t hurt someone or damage a home.
You may have read about how to re-use various veggies. After buying a few onions from the farmers market, one had already sprouted, so I thought I’d give it a try.
I typically don’t follow instructions well (surprise!), so after trimming some to sauté, I just sort of stuck it in the ground where it seemed happy, and gave it a good watering. It seems it may need separating after it grows a bit, because there might be more than one that will sprout from this.
We’ll see! Fingers are crossed!
What it looked like when I bought it
What it looked like after I “trimmed” it for planting.
The privet hedge out front never got trimmed last year, so, the other day, I decided to attack it. I was making great progress until I spotted something inside it.
A well constructed robin’s nest with four beautiful eggs nestled in it. That was the end of trimming that hedge, even if it IS lop-sided now! I was lucky enough to catch a decent photo with my phone, and made sure to do a sketch to remember it by.
The hedge will still be here next year, needing trimming again!
Decided to DIY another veggie – here’s a zucchini plant and the new spade/pitchfork I bought to help clear out the weeds so it could be planted. I know, it’s not as early in the season as it could be, but – I tend towards optimism!
This zucchini is now safely nestled in the ground.
And long-legged bright beauties like these day lilies keep me optimistic!
My inner nerd is very happy to see these new calendars & planners. I’ve added notepads with grid lines- you can have one for free when you order any two items. And the planners have my Vespa scooter on the front – I think it’ll make you smile when planning your week! Both are full of my ink and watercolor sketches. Many thanks to Callahan Printing for another excellent job!
This blue heron was hanging out with a few others, seems they were showing off to a friend of mine, who caught several images on camera.
These wading birds stand like a statue, but are lightning-quick to grab a fish.
If you ever feel invisible, there’s a pretty easy way to change that.
Just try wearing an iguana. In green. To match your outfit.
This gentleman wore his one day at the Farmer’s Market last summer, and
I am only now getting around to sketching it.