Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Anyhow, on the project for this spring is reseeding a few spots in the yard. We have the little tool to turn up the dirt a bit before putting down some seed and then putting some soil over it. Our past experience with seeding before always involves figuring out ways to deter the birds from eating all the seed before it has a chance to germinate.
So I thought I would put these whirlies in the yard near the seeding to see if perhaps the motion would keep the birds at bay a bit...fingers crossed. I also picked up two to hang from the plum tree but I won't be putting that in until I prune that tree down a bit since they will just get in the way. I am sure the neighbors will be confused as to why we are "decorating" for Easter so early...LOL.
Fingers crossed that this works since they were only a dollar each at the Dollar Tree, but I am prepared to get another plastic Owl if necessary. We used the plastic Owl technique before and it seemed to work but this would be much more economical.
Last Year on In My Words...Purple Plums Abound
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Last year, we had so many plums on that tree that we actually lost a large branch, so I have a plan to not only thin the tree a bit, but also to knock out some of the blossoms or pick some of the unripe plums before they can become a problem. Last year's bounty was a bit of an abnomality but I don't want to have to worry about it later. Working on this tree has been on my mind a lot the last few days because I can see the new blossoms from our bedroom window and know I need to get to it.
The blossoms are so pretty and it reminds me of the cherry blossoms in Japan...this would be the time for the Cherry Blossom Festival in Nago.
I took this picture on a cloudy day in our front yard with my Fuji Finepix f50, no flash but macro enabled. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then added the fuzzy border.
Four Years Ago on In My Words...Kimono Adventure
Monday, March 03, 2014
I found this cute little dress for her today and am sending it in a box with the blanket I crocheted for her along with some other small outfits I picked up.
I worked on the blanket for a few weeks and when I got it in the box, I realized I had some extra room, so I thought adding a few little things would be fun.
I took this picture in our livingroom on the floor with my Fuji Finepix f50, no flash. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then added the fuzzy border.
Seven Years Ago on In My Words...Open And Moving
Sunday, March 02, 2014
As visitors, we of course were enamored with them....they are just so cute. We were even able to ride them (although I didn't) if we wanted. I think it is pretty cool that the promote the use of bicycles and public transit like they do (they have a shuttle system that brings workers in from the local cities so they don't all have to commute in cars everyday). I like to see big businesses taking responsibility for helping our environment.
I took this pic with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash. I edited it in GIMP with cropping, light and color and then added a fuzzy border.
Last year on In My Words...Red Skies At Night
Saturday, March 01, 2014
These guys are at the top of one of our front flower beds. And they were pushing up a while back...I hope we don't get frosty weather while they are in bloom because I would be sad to see them wilt too soon.
I took this picture with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash. I edited in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then added the fuzzy border.
Four Years Ago on In My Words...Ikebana Lesson #1
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I tend to go barefoot whenever possible and my soles can get pretty dry so when it happens, I am forced to treat them and then put a sock on. Normally I would put socks on both feet but since I was just running around the house, it was cooler to keep one foot "nak3d"....LOL.
This happened after a week of camping where it was super dry and I was in sandles the whole time. Even while we were there, I had to treat my foot once and wear socks with my sandles which was kind of weird...LOL.
My sister in law gave me some really good stuff to put on them and I am hoping that this year I will be able to avoid the cracking, bleeding and pain by being a bit proactive about it.
I took this picture in our kitchen with my Fuji Finepix f50 with the flash turned on. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then added the fuzzy border.
Seven Years Ago on In My Words...Thanks To Everyone
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I am afraid that they will get surprised and end up dead because of a late freeze but perhaps nature knows better than I do...
This is a little bed we have in the front yard in between a couple of boulders. The irises have been there for a while but a lot of the rest of it is transplanted stuff from my SIL's yard. While I was out there taking the pic, I did go through and weed out anything that wasn't supposed to be there and tried to make sure nothing was getting too crowded.
I took this picture with my Fuji Finepix f50, no flash. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for light, color and then added the fuzzy border.
My blog that details out the projects being done around the house called The Bamboo Lagoon.