Quoted from Atari_Daze:
Snack chip not silicone chip.
Nor Cow Chip? That is a lot of TP after all. . .
Not so bad with the bass fishing turning on any day. Water is at 61 degrees on the surface. 51 degrees 10 foot down.
Morels are starting to show up in small numbers.
The nesting goose had a visitor yesterday.
Also caught another pond resident in action.
Snakes love springtime in Louisiana. Warm up in the sun, find some critter to eat, etc.
A House Finch decided the wreath on the front door is a good place for a nest.
Good thing we usually use the back door.
The lake rose 3 feet yesterday. A foot and a half expected today. It is time to get the pontoon boat in the water.
We decided to start a bunch of pepper plants from seed this year. We really wanted to grow some Incan tear drop peppers and could only do this by starting from seed (entire left tray), so we also decided to also plant some seeds I harvested from ripe peppers we grew in previous years (which means we could get some interesting pepper hybrids!).
Quite surprised that almost all the seeds germinated, so now we will have several beds full of peppers this year. Which is nice since the plant nursery we usually use is closed and the farmers market likely won’t happen either, at least for a while. I also just started some cucamelon seeds, which was mainly because the fruits look cool, we’ll see how they do. Watching things grow is a nice way to spend the forced time at home.
Quoted from Daditude:
One of my rose bushes:
Nice blooms on that Floribunda! My father was a Rosarian and had hundreds of Roses. Its all we can do to keep our little rose bed alive. Did get it cleaned up and mulched this year, but no buds for us yet 500 miles north of you (we have had freezing temps the last three nights)
Out my family room window nd also living room window, looking out to backyard facing eastward.
When i get a little uptight and stressed, i just look out at my backyard
and it relaxs me.
Quoted from Mopar:
That does look nice. That was takin' today?
Usually May 1st is the peak of springtime bloomage and trees filling out with leaves.
My white oaks out front are just starting to bud out now.
Highs are mid 60s and lows mid 40s lately
though we did have a small hail storm a week ago
and about an inch of snow that stuck to the ground for 24hrs last month.
So many of these pictures are just perfect - the dog on the boat, the surprise snowstorm...
We just started demo on a renovation today:
I've seen a lot of different bird nests in my time, but never a Blue-Jay's nest. . . until today.
Pics taken from the porch while sipping morning coffee.
May 8, 2020. Literally mowed the fenced in yard a couple hours ago and. . .
The mower was still sitting outside (not the prettiest model, I know )
Ten minutes later the sun is back out. Love it!
Then this guy walks across the street ...
This is a Gila Monster , pronounced (He-la)
Very rare and poisonous, could kill you with a bite but it's so slow .
Kayaked down a remote section of the Calcasieu River in Louisiana w/ a friend earlier this week. 20 mile section with no road crossings, except at the launch and at take-out. Fairly high water level and good current helped make it a great trip.
View from my back deck... Not bad for a tract home lot.
Same view at sunset
And one from back patio under the deck
Some of the best days in my life have been spent in a canoe.
Made this one with my ex on weekends and enjoyed it for years. Gave it to some kids a few years ago to use on their farm dam and they still enjoy it.
Mostly fished fresh water for Murray Cod, and did a few overnight paddles in it.
Picture of Chateau Laroche, it's a castle in Loveland Ohio that I grew up playing in and around as it sits next to the Little Miami River. Harry Andrews built this.
Good social distancing.
but hope you all are getting up to get your own beers
and have a special procedure to protect yourself when opening the cooler.
Gathering like that is still illegal here unless you are mostly members of the same household. Just starting to ease the last week and allow limited visiting.
Our local magpie, comes to our kitchen window sill when hungry. Lawns were cut later on in the day
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