Just a few of the things that are going on around here at the Havens.
A few days ago I went out to Bennett Spring to walk the dog, and I was beguiled by a pool of water about two miles up the trail. I have been inspired by Syncopated Eyeball and her wondrous documentation of the happenstance of form, color, and texture. This shot was inspired by her work. What we are seeing here is the reflection of the sun off the ripple patterns in the water on the rock wall.
Last night we had a beautiful sunset.
Looking off to the east, the nearly full moon was up.
We are started on the newest project, just to the east of the strawberry bed we made last year. This new installation will give the barbecue grill a place to live and there will be a platform with a work surface where we will be building the wood fired bread oven.
Needless to say, there is a lot of wall building that still needs to be done. But a little bit at a time will accomplish the job.
It will be so much nicer to work on this project now that Jim has a better schedule at work. For the past several months he has worked five hours a day five days a week, having to be there at 6. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It really was screwy schedule, and the new one is four days in a row for six hours. Three whole days off in a row: what a concept. We’ll be getting a lot done around here.
My peas are up, as is the lettuce. No spinach yet. I have onion plants and potatoes to plant, and I’ll be putting out the broccoli, broccoli raab, and kale at the same time.
Of course, the daffodils are started now. I just love them.
I’ve been busy out by the pond, clearing out all the dead flower stalks from last year. It looks really special right now, with the forsythia blooming.
That was a big job, but now I can ignore that area for the rest of the season, except for changing the direction of the path. That is the beauty of the wild garden.
I guess I can categorically state the spring has pretty much sprung.