an attempt at an arty shot of my dill, following last night’s rain. the plants are almost 2 metres tall and a magnificent sight in  large pot.

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on the first day of summer

excerpt from: The Rainy Day

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


a cool day in june

we’ve had a good downpour in the past two days and a thunder-storm to scare the pants of …or at least terrify max into a quivering fur ball.  that said,  the garden is displaying the rewards of a good rain.

i’m always amazed at the difference rain makes as opposed to watering with the hose.  everything bounces up overnight.

here are a few pictures of  peas zucchini and a single rose.

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we’ve had two days of glorious sunshine and yesterday’s torrential rain/snow/hail/rain that lasted the entire day. this morning, wednesday , march 21 is awesome. the mountains are white and the sky is blue!

yesterday i bought my first pair of gum boots at canyon cable (chainsaws etc). these are the first pair i’ve owned since i was 10 or so. these are not your average boots though – they are industrial strength and will last me many years. i’ve also picked up the wood to build my raised vegetable beds and 2 lbs of wood screws – next step…read the instructions for my new radial arm saw i received for my birthday.

march 3

the unpacking continues. today the second bed was assembled and the room cleared of misc. only the walks with max break the routine. the wind is still strong and the trees are swaying madly. the rain is light, but persistent. off to chilliwack for a wheelbarrow and odds and ends.