Saturday, October 17, 2009

Autumn Palette


A picture taken just after the massive rain storm we had today. With this type of hard rain, the leaves which have just peaked will not last long.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Waxwings!

As I arrived back from my run this morning, I noticed a flock of birds in the neighbours' crabapple trees. On closer inspection they proved to be Cedar Waxwings, one of my favorite birds and only the second time I've seen them! They would eat a few crabapples and then fly back across the street to rest and digest on the power lines. They have yellow "wax" at the tips of their tails and red "wax" on the tips of their wings. They are also gregarious.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Mud Monkeys

This picture commemorates another weekend spent digging holes, mixing soil with compost, and planting new plants. On the far left is a blue Spanish Fir (slow growing) and to the right of it a Weeping Alaska Cedar, likely of the Strict Weeping variety (stays very narrow). Behind them is an arrangement of 'Glamour' azaleas that were on special at Lowe's for $2.76 a piece. What a bargain!