Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Who Knows Where the Time Goes

New Kitten...Simba, sitting pretty in pink. Below, Red Pansy...
Above Green Peas and Sweet Peas...Below, Pear and Apple...
BEARDED IRIS SHOW...Mulberry ...and Below, Nectarine. I love the shadow of the spent flower on the pint sized fruit...
Grape blossom clusters on a Cloudy day...Below, Lilies in Bud...
Red Pear...Below my Friendly Bees...I am literally parking my nose on the landing board to get these shots...Notice how they are hanging down in a great cluster. Mellow, furry and verrrry interesting to observe.


Simba Vies for Equal Blog Time...Little feral dude rescued from the cat farm in town. He is getting well socialized and spoiled. When he isn't slurping up Fancy Feast or scampering about on the prowl, he spends most of his time just snoozing on his hot water bottle! He is a replacement kitten (..slow in coming i know..) for Nala, who was snatched up into the food chain - already 2 years ago! Welcome home Simby.
I have been swamped in catch up chores. My leg is still on the mend so I am at granny speed. The weather was very hot for a while, and the last week or so has been real cool, cloudy, and windy (my least favorite kind of weather.) We collected maybe 1/10 of an inch of moisture this weekend. That was the total for May. Of course the plums all love it and are thinking they now live in the Sacramento River Valley! Every one is putting on beautiful lush growth; unlike last year which was wet, and they were plagued with aphids or some damn wet spring viral thing, that made them weaken, curl up and barely grow. All the fruit trees are looking very good. Well, that is, except for the usual sickies in the bunch...The Pink Pearl Apple and one Satsuma Plum are both doing the shrivel act again. I suspect some root damage, or a strange virus in the case of the apple. All the other apple trees are rocking, and I am looking at a lot of fruit thinning in my future...

Flowers are all going off like crazy and I am way behind photo wise. Just no time. More later.

3 comments:

Rose said...

Love the photos! And the kitty.

Kym said...

Beautiful photos. I love the simplicity of the grape blossom image especially.

jojo roxx said...

Thanks for popping by. Kim, your blog has been awesome lately as well...nature rules. Diesel burners are fools...
Jj