Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winter distractions


Sometimes I stop into the la-dee -dah store that has an attached greenhouse so that while I'm picking up a jar of spaghetti sauce, I can get a dose of tropical foliage. It's actually not very busy in winter, but it's nice to be able to wander in and enjoy the hanging plants and flowers, even though it's 8:30pm on a bitter cold Tuesday.

Along my morning commute I get treated to a strange vision each morning. I have to say that this nativity scene has been bothering me all season. It's the three kings, particularly that one on the right; the posture, the expression, the look on the face all contribute to the impression that that he's just tripped over something behind him. Or caught some bubblegum on his shoe, I don't know.

Finally, some more of my seedlings have come up. The colder and more grey it gets, the more I look forward to seeing the little green shoots.


carrots, if you can believe it- even if at this stage they look more like oat grass...

And of course beans :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Myopia dog sled races

Meet... Snow Dog!!!

We attended the sled dog race eventvat the Myopia Hunt club up in Hamilton, MA, and between racers going by, my friend K decided snow sculpture was in order. Bring your own fun - especially if you didn't think ahead to bring your own tailgate party:

This division was all young racers and they did a great job.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Carrot seedlings!

Okay. It's official- I'm now excited. The carrot seedlings are up. Last time I planted some, they simply failed. Hopefully these will do better.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

More seedlings!

I can't help it. The more winter sets in, the more my little seedlings cheer me up. Here are a few more- hopefully future carrots. The second photo is of the progress of the 'zeolights' variety I planted.

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Post-snow sunshine

And cold. So say the rhododendron leaves outside my window.

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Friday, January 8, 2010


The first two tentative little seedlings showed this morning. Yay!

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Resting indoors and pondering the early seed catalogs (thank you Lee Valley and Johnny's) after having surveyed the damage the wind and snow wrought on my little plot.

I'm glad to see all the various posts from gardeners talking about their spring plans. It's encouraging at least, even though I realize that with the soil newly frozen in my neck of the woods I can expect at least two to three more months of indoor activities and container plant tending before I can dig outdoors. 2009 really threw some monkeywrenches into the works for me, but I hope this coming year may go a little more gently on me and everyone around me.

Here's wishing you all the best for the new year. See you in the garden!

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