Archive for June, 2011

A Tale Of Two Pots

I have two pots on the front porch. They’re (almost) identical. Same soil mix went into each. Same plants are in each – a dracena, a Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’, a variegated potato vine, a white Hypoestes and a red Hypoestes, and a pink calibrachoa – except that’s where the problem comes in. Here’s the pots: […]

June 30, 2011 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Gardening

So You’re A Very Young Blue Jay

You’re on your first day out of the nest, and you haven’t mastered this flying thing yet. Hopping around on the ground is not the smartest thing to do, with cats and stuff around, so you need to find a place where you can chill with a bit of anonymity. Where else would you go? […]

June 25, 2011 · Harry · 2 Comments
Posted in: Birds

More Rain Equals Happy Plants

Two days of off-and-on rains ended up dropping 1.4″ of rain on my garden. Walking around last night and this morning, I saw plants that were much, much happier than they were a couple of days ago, both from the rain and from the cooler temperatures. And if you garden, you know exactly what a […]

June 23, 2011 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening, Weather


Not much, just 1/4 inch, but that’s more than I’ve had on my garden in 49 days. And there’s a chance of a bit more tomorrow. So I’ll take it. At least I won’t have to run the sprinklers for a couple of days. Looking out my office window after the rain stopped downtown, I […]

June 21, 2011 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening, Weather

Odd Spider Web

We noticed this spider web this morning – I guess it’s a zipper spider, but the “zipper” looks like a little person: It reminds me a bit of Burning Man: And, not related to the little spider web man, I had a bloom in the goldfish pond this morning:

June 19, 2011 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening