Sunday, March 26, 2017

Slowly marching towards Spring.

And when the wind and winter harden
All the loveless land,
It will whisper of the garden,
You will understand.  Oscar Wilde
My garden is calling....and my seedlings are growing.

Yes, I am dreaming of this.



This is the first year that Calibrachoa seeds were available.   They were very difficult to start but I did have some success.  They are an outstanding plant for my hanging baskets and pots on my deck.


In a few months my front yard will look like this.


The Red Robin patio tomatoes are starting to bloom.


I took a look at last year's photos and what a difference.  There was no snow in March.  Retired Mountain Man was busy taking down the fence along the driveway.   We have a lot of snow on ground this year and where the fence stood there are still huge snowbanks left from plowing the road.



Spring is on the way though.   There are sounds of it every morning.  Our alarm clocks, the  East Side Squirrel and the West Side Squirrel, both made it through the winter.  Their morning chatter begins as soon as it's daylight.   It's a wonderful sound to wake up to every morning. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Begonia time and more.

I brought out all of my begonia tubers today.  Some of them are already sprouting.  My orange tuber is huge and I think I am going to have to buy a larger pot for it.



It's also time to start planting my pepper seeds as they take so long to germinate.  Tomato seeds in another week.  The patio tomatoes are doing well and starting to bloom.  It's fund to start thinking about my garden and what varieties I might decide to grow this year













My Wave petunia seeds have sprouted and are taking off.

Red Begonia


Pink one.
Time to start peppers, tomatoes, basil.  I'm thinking about the cucumbers, squash, green beans, dill, sweet corn...... Unlike last year, there will be a garden this year.

Friday, March 3, 2017

"Laissez les bons temps rouler".

We had a little bit of fresh snow for our parade this year, but not too much.


The Krewe of Cougar Creek is ready for the party to begin.


Our Grand Marshal, Julie and one of our flambeau carriers, Bruce.


I am relying on photos from others this year because I was busy playing the bass drum.  There was no place for a camera.  It's been fifty years since I marched with one of these in a parade....


Our King Larry and Queen Carolyn along with their loyal pirate servants, Lora and Jeff.   The king did double duty by playing the snare drum during the parade.
After the parade we all enjoyed the Jambalaya, Gumbos, Red Beans and Rice and last but not least, the King Cakes.   "Laissez les bons temps rouler".