Photo Challenge – Day 9 – Thursday April 23, 2009

We are enjoying the “vegetables of our labor”. The broccoli is all harvested except for this last double head. We left some plants in the ground, hoping they’ll produce a little more. The cabbages are finally getting heads on them. They’ve only been in the ground 3 months. The cauliflower hasn’t produced heads yet either, having been planted the same time as they broccoli and cabbage. Perhaps too much nitrogen in the ground?

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Photo Challenge – Day 8 – Wednesday April 22, 2009

This one is for the birds. Since you were so emotionally scarred by the frogs I’ll even post 3 pictures this time.

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There is one spot by the lake that has many blackbirds, including red-wing blackbirds. It is one of the only places that I see the red-wings anywhere in the area. There were several dozen birds there last evening and it was therapeutic to hear them calling “Barbara WEAver” to each other. At least that what we always thought they were saying. Unfortunately they wouldn’t let me get close enough to get a decent shot.

A nice spot near a picnic area of the lake:

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