Friday, November 20, 2009

The End

I'm all done!  It's been about a year and a half since I started gardenlog, to observe and record the North Idaho seasons, critters, plants and gardening adventures.  It's been great fun, and I've loved taking all the pictures.  But now it's time for something new.  Thank you for reading, and for your wonderful comments. 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fall colors and patterns

This log is embossed with an intricate maze of worm tunnels.
This is one of those times when I realize that we aren't that clever, our best designs are just copies of things that exist in nature.

This view looks to me like salmon swimming upstream, what are those worms up to?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's not even winter yet and I've had enough

This cheers me up.  Why can't it always be spring?

It's 45 degrees, and partly sunny at 1:45 pm.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cat tricks

The face of an angel. Today Snoodly jumped on my lap and simultaneously put his paw on my lunch. I almost thought it was an accident. But now I remember he's done it before! He's got some moves, that's for sure. It doesn't get him the food, but it does get him a tasty paw to lick. Snoodly casts a long shadow

Woolly thyme

Rusty's favorite log

It's 44 degrees and sunny today with 35% humidity at 1:20 pm.

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's Cold, It's Dark, It's November!

The Larch are a deeper gold now, almost done for the year. When they first change to bright golden yellow, they remind me of a Christmas ornament I grew up with. It was a little glass tree with gold trim, old and delicate.
We had a little snow a few days ago, but nothing stuck. It's been mostly cold and damp, when it's not cold and dry, enough to keep the fire going continuously. I love hanging out in the house, but I do feel healthier when I force myself to go outside.
There's a coyote prowling around, no doubt after the scent of our cats and their cat food. Rusty was in the kitchen and caught sight of him outside and then shot across the room and up the stairs. I hope he doesn't get the kitties, we should probably move them inside, but they're so rambunctious and messy. And who would catch all the mice in the garage? Snoodly is almost as big as Rusty now, he's a fine Tiger beast, and I think he will surpass Rusty soon.