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
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
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.
It’s been a while since I last wrote something. I’m not sure if anyone noticed or cared. I was just going through those late summer blues. Late summer is the time, the in-between time of birth and death. Most flowers have died off, no matter how conscious you are about staggering your plants by bloom time, there seems to always be some dead time in … Continue reading Late summer blues
I repotted my large ficus bonsai the other day. I had written about it before. I was thinking that it was a couple of years ago, and these plants should be repotted every couple of years or so, and I thought I was good. I was surprised to find out that it was over three years ago! Time to re-pot! Obviously, this plant is an … Continue reading Has it been that long?
…go into a bar. Wait. You’ve heard that one? Oh well. I spent the last few days on some much-needed chores around the garden, some small, some larger than I had anticipated. My aging body is arguing with me as I write this. In my past posts, I had written about the last 30 feet or so of my property that I had cleared … Continue reading Three snakes, a shrew, and a field mouse…
The garden is looking great this spring. We had a mild winter it seems and everything just wanted to get started early. Luckily we didn’t have any late freezes or snows so everything is on time, if not a little early. Our Peonies are a bit early, as even our neighbors are still in bud, ours have bloomed and are even starting to fall apart. … Continue reading Full-Swing Spring 2019 Part III
Something I made on Canva. Happy Spring in the Garden everyone! © 2019 Michael Roseberry. Photos taken with Nikon D3300. Continue reading But seriously folks…
Stay tuned…more to come! © 2019 Michael Roseberry. Photos taken with Nikon D3300. Continue reading Full-Swing Spring 2019 Part II
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