We live in Canada, and depending on who you talk to, we must live in igloos, have a dog sled, and spend much of the year bundled up in fur.
Right now quite a bit of North America and Europe is covered in snow. Not this part of Canada though. We are actually having above normal temperatures, and lots of rain. But today, there was a bit of sunshine, some blue skies, and good gardening weather.
Larry got a start on on pruning the apple tree. The leaves on the tree were still green a few weeks ago when we got our cold snap. Now they are brown and dead looking, but refuse to let go.
Jake hung around with Larry, who occasionally obliged him by throwing the ball.
This was my project, the flower bed at the front of the house.
The Siberian iris was a mess
Luna kept me company.
Just what is she staring at?
But since I didn't seem to want to oblige her, she just turned away in disgust
This is really boring
A girl might just as well take a nap
I got out one of my favourite weeding tools
And pulled out the weeds, wrenched out a lot of the excess Sweet Woodruff and Forget-Me-Nots, and cut the Iris, Daylily, Catmint and Aster back to the ground. It doesn't look pretty, but it's a lot tidier. I want to spread some of the rotted horse manure on it.
It's hard to remember that it can look something like this in the summer.
Maybe one year we'll actually get the trim finished off around the front door.
And since we are talking about weather....
I thought I'd check the weather forecast for my sister.
Seems the government weather site is getting creative with their symbols.
A border collie is now the symbol for 'A mix of sun and cloud'
I checked a few random places, and it happens in B.C. too.
How weird is that?
Update : Okay, is there some weird virus that puts border collies in as a mix of sun and cloud?
I checked Meredith's laptop Tuesday morning, and she doesn't have it, but I still do.
Apparently we are having a border collie day this coming Friday.