We did a little finishing up around the garden yesterday in preparation for the Constitution day celebration on Monday. The lawn has been slowly growing in spite of the dry and cold weather. However, we had a forecast of rain for today, so I bravely fertilized the lawn yesterday in hope that for once the forecast would be correct. Well, I don’t want to brag about how good our meteorologists are, but as you can see it actually did rain. Of course normally, you could just forecast rain for every day of the year here, and you would be 70% correct, but lets not be small about it. Right is right. You can detect the wet by observing the shiny deck boards in the pic below. I also hope you notice that I cleaned up the rocks in front of our deck. Pathetic what some people will do just to get a little attention Huh?
Yesterday I took this shot at 10:15pm of the sky after the sun set. The daylight hours are continuing to lengthen until June 24th which I think is the longest day. I’ll take a new photo then to see how late the daylight lasts. There is an old mariners saying “Red sky tonight, sailors delight” implying that the following day will be fine weather. It’s raining today and the temp is 6C. So much for that saying! Myth busting is fun or maybe disappointing depending on your perspective.
And here is the bumble bee picture my wife liked best that I failed to post the other day.
The next shot is the Sketchup drawing of the garden bench I’m making for my wife. It will be placed at the farther end of the garden and it will be out of sight from the deck. The idea is that she will have a place to take a quick rest there during a work session without having to come all the way back to the deck to sit down. The 2nd photo shows the area where it will be placed.
I designed it to be simple and maintenance free. No paint or stain. After a while it should get a nice gray patina.
It is about 2/3 finished. I started it last spring but it was so wet last year I prioritized other projects. I should have it finished by end May. It is made from pressure treated pine 2X4 material. If you are interested in how I am building it you can check out my blog on it: http://lumberjocks.com/stefang/blog/8929
That’s it for today. Not a lot to talk about, but it’s nice to stay in touch. I hope to get some photos to post from the Constitution day celebration tomorrow. It’s little uncertain right now though, as my son, who has been nominated as my surrogate photographer is ill right now. If he is still ill tomorrow, I will be depending on my 16 year old granddaughter to take the pics. We are busy today getting ready for a family meal and visit later in the afternoon tomorrow. My wife and I wish you all A nice day.
-- Mike the reluctant gardening assistant of Lillian