Thursday, May 17, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Yesterday the putty root orchids were putting up bloom stems.
Today some of the racemes are branching out! Last year at this point shiny black miniature beetles moved in and sucked the life out of the blossoms before they could open. Maybe tomorrow the bloom on the far left will open. These are such rare flowerings. This year the adjacent floribunda roses are protecting them from trail walkers and dogs somewhat.
Meanwhile yellow water irises are opening in the pond
and the goslings are turning rapidly into geese.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Goslings squishing around in wet grass during a shower.
On the next day under a warm sunny sky turtles bask on a log, a parental goose stands watch.
Yesterday I watched all four parents grooming at one time. I drew so fast I couldn’t see what the drawings looked like until afterwards. Zoning.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
The tulips have healed themselves.
Along the trail on windy yesterday: new blooms, wind-blown hen, one-legged hen holding her own in the blustery chicken yard, a solitary Canada goose sitting quietly on a bluff above the river deep in the woods.