Garden journal entry
|January 11, 2015. As usual, I've allowed a lot of time to pass by between posts as fall petered out and winter arrived. After more than ten years of maintaining this site, pretty views into the snowy back yard, or even gnarly ice sculptures generated by the water fountain in the pond, aren't so novel any more. And sure, I've been starting my seeds, and have quite a few little greenlings to show for it under the basement lights – but I've shown those before, too. So I'm OK with a longer hiatus between posts – spring, and new inspiration, will be here soon enough. Still, just to show I'm still alive and looking out that window, I thought I'd check in here. We've been enjoying the birds on our back patio quite a bit this year: our three feeders in the direct vicinity keep them (and the resident squirrel) quite happy. They've learned to evade the cat, as well as the hawk that likes to pop in from time to time, and spend their time flitting about the trees and shrubs around our patio – and the more daring ones venture onto our patio table, where the feeder-filling process leaves tasty morsels aplenty. Mr. Cardinal here is sampling the offerings, while the other littlun (I've not quite figured out what his or her name is) enjoys the view from atop one of the few hypertufa troughs that winter outside.|
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|Walter Fisher||Jan 12, 2015||That's a Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). Love your site, just found it. Beautiful gardens, thanks for sharing.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Thanks for filling in the gap in my bird brain, Walter!
|Thijs de Graaf||Jan 13, 2015||Hello Walter,
The red bird is beautiful. In the part of the Netherlands, where we live, we haven't seen snow this winter. Only rain and much wind.
Regards Thijs. Bergen, The Netherlands. |
|Jennifer from Richmond Hill Ontario||Jan 26, 2015||Happy New year. Quite a while since I browsed your great site and was pleased to see the pic of the junco and the cardinal and also to catch up on several back entries in your journal Very little snow sitting around here at the moment but we have had three or more weeks of extreme cold weather. Am growing fuchsia cuttings from a very nice variety and also have some date pits planted. JW |
Thanks for stopping in, Jennifer. Good luck with your indoor gardening efforts - outdoor gardening will arrive soon enough.
September 09, 2009