Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
African Baobab trees like this one are leafless for most of the year, and have such huge trunks some people actually live in them (this one is in Florida, though.) Read about Baobab and other spectacular trees from around the world in this neat article over at Webecoist.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
I always let the first rose bloom on the bush to encourage pollination and for good luck. It's not as dark as I thought it would be, but the dense petals and lovely scent are just as enchanting as ever.
The color perplexes me. The cranky old bush used to put out a few blush roses with golden hearts like this every so often and then abruptly stopped for a couple of years. I wonder if a harsh winter has an effect on the color . . .
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Here's the pup looking adorable as usual. You wouldn't know it, but this cute fluffy exterior hides the heart of a monster.
A sock monster.
No, it's true, and here's the proof. No matter what I do, no sock I wear is safe from this creature's vicious, unprovoked attacks.
I wonder if it's because my socks never match, and he's actually a fashion monster . . .
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I thought my notoriously cranky old rose bush was really done for this past winter, as it was very harsh and the ground froze a bunch of times. Even covering her up at night didn't seem like it would work.
But evidently it did, for she's come back to life again, and has produced five buds this week. They're all much darker than last year's roses, but she never produces the same color from year to year. I think this one will be the first to bloom.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
During my recent travels I ran into a handsome, princely parrot who looked so familiar I had to snap his picture. It was only when I was uploading the pic from my camera that I realized he might be related to the fellow who posed for the example shot in my FotoSketcher software.