Photos of Damsel Fly and a soggy garden

Yes, Casey is blissful, and sort of besotted–he follows her around the pasture looking at her. She mostly ignores him! Her tail floats in the air but doesn’t flip it–she’s fairly low-key about things. Here are some not-so-great pictures. As you can see she is petite.

Fly eating hay
Fly eating hay
Fly and Casey in the pasture, Fly looking around
Fly and Casey in the pasture, Fly looking around
Fly, second day
Fly, second day

Sorry about the fuzzy pictures–I forgot to take the camera out this morning when I went to feed them. So these are taken from inside the house through the window! Fly is still checking everything out and is shy of me, but that’s to be expected.

We’re in soggyville over here. The gardens have that naked squashed flat look that they have when they’ve just had their blanket of snow melted off.

under the old apple tree
under the old apple tree
front yard
front yard

My dad bought a poinsetta plant for us for Christmas, and it’s glowing still. january thisnthat 026The vegetable garden survived the big snow. David went out and checked the greens and root veggies he has under various “greenhouses”. These include spinach, carrots, onions, beets, radishes.

The garden this morning
The garden this morning

Yesterday he went out and picked carrots and beets. Here they are!

January veggies
January veggies

It seems kind of weird to me to be picking vegetables in January. Creepy, even. (I have not said this to David!) But it’s certainly better than buying them at the store shipped from California or wherever.

The other day I saw a new stray cat in the yard. Black, with a white bib, and a tiny spot of white on his nose. He’s not friendly. Tater glared at him and stalked him fearsomely for awhile but since the big black cat just sat on the rock and didn’t even LOOK at Tater, Tater lost interest. I am resisting the urge to give this cat a name!

black cat, black cow
black cat, black cow

Back to writing syllabi and getting ready for next semester!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Michele Whalen says:

    No kidding Anne. Fresh veggies in January? I’ve got to do this for next year. I’ll talk to David about it. I won’t tell him about the ‘creepy’ comment though. 🙂
    Be well my Friend.

  2. Jeanne Daningburg says:

    Your house has a welcome sign for stray cats! Good grief! Fly looks happy, and my gardens look just as squashed as yours! But the most interesting thing about your post is the vegetables! Can’t believe you harvested those in January!! I am so jealous. Going to do this in the new garden at the new house!!!!

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