The latest Autumn I’ve ever experienced

In the full throws of Autumn, this late in the year is quite alarming. It’s December 2nd, and the leaves have started to fall in earnest, carpeting anything with a horizontal plane with a colorful texture of detritus. The photos in this post have been taken over the last couple of weeks, with more color than I had thought, given the drought we were in … Continue reading The latest Autumn I’ve ever experienced

The King of Pylos comes to visit

Two and a half months of no rain and Tropical Storm Nestor comes to the rescue; a little late to bring us autumn color, but we will see. Nestor of Gerenia was the legendary wise King of Pylos described in Homer’s Odyssey. This last line has nothing to to do with nothing, I was just wondering where the name Nestor came from. The steady heavy … Continue reading The King of Pylos comes to visit

How crispy can it get? Startling fact on how much water a lawn takes.

Having just endured the hottest October 2nd and 3rd on record, temperatures soared to 101F or 38.34C. It’s friggin October, man!? A chill should be in the air and the leaves turning a myriad of colors ranging from orange to gold to deep reds, children getting ready for their tricks and treats, Harvest Dances, Hay Rides and bonfires. Instead, the leaves are crispy, curling and … Continue reading How crispy can it get? Startling fact on how much water a lawn takes.

Full-Swing Spring 2019

Spring is in full swing here in the 804. Wonderful, colorful sights to behold. I’ve been choring up every chance I get, pulling the heavy, cool season Spring weeds. We’ve had copious amounts of rain and warmer weather, so everything is wanting to pop up, pop out and just plain pop! We’ve taken a hiatus from planting anything really this year so far, with the … Continue reading Full-Swing Spring 2019