This morning I stepped out to turn on a sprinkler and noticed a Dark-eyed Junco casually hop through the water pouring down on its head duck and under a rotting railroad tie. It entered with a bug in its mouth and left without it. I took a peek and found this little guy. The poor […]
It’s nearly July and the garden has reached peak bloom. Weed growth has slowed from “OMG” to just annoying, enabling me to catch up a bit. So I figured it was a good time to get out there and take a few photos.
Another major hobby of mine is comics. For the last couple years, I’ve produced a single-panel strip called The Daily Drawing that’s currently published twice weekly on GoComics.com. Once in a while, I’ll do a garden-related comic, and today I came up with the bright idea to compile them into a blog post. I think these […]
Note: check out my update below to see what the transplant and divisions look like after one year! We finally bit the bullet and decided have our lower deck replaced. The fat deposit check went out in the mail last week, so it’s getting real. We should have pulled the plug 3 years ago before the […]
One of the challenges I faced in finishing out the sunroom was figuring out how to hide the dirty fascia visible through the top part of the windows. Over time, pine needles, insects, dirt and other nasty stuff had accumulated in the 2-inch space between the glass and wood. Because the glass is permanent, there isn’t a […]
We’ve had an all-time record amount of rain in Seattle this winter. I don’t know if that makes for more May flowers than normal, but it’s definitely looking lush out there. The weeds are also pretty excited, but we won’t talk about those… Anyhow, here are my garden picks for this week!