Sunday, September 24, 2006

A Friend in the Garden

I was out watering this morning; picking tomatoes and checking to see if there is any chance for a pumpkin this fall. My DSIL is refinishing the deck so I took the potted plants from the deck and put them in the vegetable garden. This lantana had a visitor and I took a picture. Now this has not been a great year for my garden. The weather was very uncooperative and what wasn't affected by our strange weather was attacked by various creatures...gophers just about got everything but some other creature did manage to get into the garden despite the fencing. Arrrggghhh.

But the plants themselves have been pretty darned bug free and I think it is due in part to these fascinating friends that I have seen many of this summer. I use no chemicals and only good organic fertilizers, but a good balance of life and growing means you have to attract the "good guys".

Thanks to these and other "helpers" who oversee the health of the garden I am once again reminded of the delicate balance nature so beautifully expresses to us. We have only to look...and listen. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 11, 2006


There is always room for a friend...

... and always room for love. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 04, 2006

...Rest in Peace

The world has lost Steve Irwin, better known as "The Crocodile Hunter". I have lost one of my favorite all time people. It is a sad day. He was a hero to so many of us, especially to those who love animals.

It is a truly emptier, sadder world without his loving, adventurous spirit.

You will be missed. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Summer Knitting Project

I've been working on this shawl in between other projects. It's knitted in a moss stitch which I love but it tends to get rather repititious(boring). That's why there are other projects. I found this linen/cotton yarn on Elann. It's a joy to knit and I like the way it looks knitted up. Plus it's so so soft.

Now all I have to do is finish it. I may add a nice long fringe just to get some more easy length. Posted by Picasa