Time to move Stretch, out turtle out of his spot in the yard in the sun, to a shadier place under the tree. So I thought it was picture time. Unfortunately for me Stretch did not agree. First picture was
okay but I thought I’d get in a little closer
He became camera shy and decided to hide. I thought maybe from a different angle.if I turned around him one way — he turned and walked in the other direction.
And then he decided to play Hide’n’SeekHe even managed to get below the camera. At that point I decided to stop trying to get him to pose, he was like a little kid not wanting his picture taken.
He did give me start the other day when I was watering I heard a big thump behind me. He had been on top of his shelter and when I turned he had done a back flip into his pool of water. He was laying upside down in the water.
I used to panic thinking he would drown but I watched for about thirty seconds and he righted himself and all was well again.
Enjoy your day!
I found this the other day but I couldn’t find the predator.
So late today when I went out to do my evening watering I found naked, defoliaged stems on the tomatoes. A closer look produced this on one plant
and this guy on another
I believe these are the result of all the little flitting morning “butterfly” visitors.
It goes without saying that they needed to find a new home — no, I did not kill them, perhaps they will cocoon — soon.
I used to think gardening was relegated to Saturdays. Well some people who live here think it is. I’ve found it is an everyday event. I walk out to the garden and the birds are in the trees wondering if I am putting the sprinkler out for their baths. Of course it is for their bath what other reason could it be?
California is now on water restrictions. Last week I went to the hardware store and bought 2 – 50 foot soaker hoses. I set them in the yard to rest and uncoil. I wound it in and around the vegetables in the garden. At first I though it didn’t do much but after the hose was turned off and I looked a little later the soil looked like it had all been covered. The good part it was passive, I connected the hose, turned it on, set the timer and walked away.
During this time Stretch, our Turtle kept a good eye on me.
Only Mother Nature combines colors so beautifully.
I’m in a rut I know but I am so excited about my Pumpkin seed sprouts. These are the BIG MAX which are surprisingly up to 5″.
Their leaves are already about 3″ long and 1.5 inches across.
The soil is quite warm and that concerns me. We are talking midday though and I know plants grow faster in warm soil. They certainly love my compost pile.
I need to look her up. She is pretty. I want to know more about her. I think it is a female. No grasshoppers have disappeared. Then again I haven’t seen and hoppers — this could also be the reason.