I did try to get a better shot of our mummy hummingbird – but all she does is sit there and gorge herself – so for now it’s the best I could do. In other news, the butterflies appreciate our little watering spot – a lot. They perch on the marbles and dip into the water – just the perfect spot for them.
Simon has been attacking the dandelions, mowing and seeding in gargantuan efforts to create a lawn. So far the results are actually quite impressive. Meanwhile, I am pleased and not pleased with the veggie garden. Lots of things are up and thriving: lettuce, cukes, tomatoes, broccoli, onions, pac choy, swiss chard, collards and more. Other things – meh! The peas are not thriving – something keeps eating them. The spinach is all right but not great. The beans are taking too long to sprout – as are the carrots. I will re-seed some things. To a certain extent it’s a learning process – what works and doesn’t work in this garden and in this climate.
At least I’ve had enough experience with gardens at this point to not go into fits of despair when things turn out less wonderful than expected. It’s all about learning and adapting.
In still other news. Simon located a rather lovely little house in Kaslo yesterday – really lovely. It’s not perfect. What is? But it’s in the mix. And so – we keep looking. Like the garden – it’s all about adapting.