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  • Photo-upload-452746?1485612892
    28 Jan 2017
    Wine-red bloom opens. A ridiculous display of extravangance

    Amaryllis Blooming

    Overcast -3°C / 27°F
  • 09 Feb 2017
    Saved seeds from produce given to me by a neighbour. I decided to try growing these seeds as they are acclimatised to this locality, and my neighbour’s plants are growing and fruiting well. To date I have not had success at raising pawpaw...

    Paw Paw (Papaya) and [17a] Tropical Herb garden

    Partly Cloudy 31°C / 88°F
  • 06 Feb 2017
    At 8:00am the official weather reading was light snow, -8C, NW wind 52 kmph gusting to 65, wind chill -18. This wind has been blowing now for about 36 hours which is unusual for us. Even the bare maple branches are shaking. It’s hard to tell...

    Snow -8°C / 18°F
  • Photo-upload-452913?1486642421
    09 Feb 2017
    My computer (laptop) is disabled and taking a while to be fixed. That is why I have not been here regularly. I also changed my phone and it is taking a while to learn it and add the apps. I had my old phone synchronized with flickr where they c...

    Overcast 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-452688?1485294377
    26 Jan 2017
    The two Poinsettias we had this Christmas have died prematurely. I was especially annoyed that the one our son gave me for Christmas should have died so soon! I think though I can only lay the blame on my own shoulders as I probably overwatered it...

    Poinsettia with sparkles Dying, Poinsettia - a present from my son Dying, and Home gard...

    Overcast 0°C / 32°F
  • Photo-upload-452785?1485748216
    29 Jan 2017
    Well last night was certainly eventful. About 30 minutes past midnight I was woken to the disturbed bleatings of a little duck sitting beneath my bedroom window. She sounded rather frantic so I grabbed glasses and shoes and ventured down the dar...

    Flock Additions Under Attack

    Partly Cloudy 32°C / 90°F
  • Photo-upload-452817?1485975835
    01 Feb 2017
    The delicious smell of orange blossom on a sunny morning, bright enough to over-ride the pink gro-light

    Christmas Cactus Blooming, Phalaenopsis Twin Little Pink Blooming, Streptocarpus Bloomi...

    Clear -14°C / 7°F
  • Photo-upload-452938?1486740135
    10 Feb 2017
    The weather is just right for working in the front yard in the early morning hours. The three beds in the front garden are just about ready. I have lots of giant red mustard plants growing as volunteers in bed #2. I already transplanted 4 to th...

    Front Yard Raised Beds garden

    Clear 14°C / 57°F
  • Photo-upload-452625?1484960018
    21 Jan 2017
    I just got a new phone that has a very good camera and blurred pictures as a thing of the past. Today in the morning the sun was bright and all in all a beautiful day. I went to the barn and cared for my seedlings, took them out to take some mor...

    Mostly Cloudy 26°C / 79°F