the bleak season

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you up to date on the latest news from our garden. You may remember me from such posts as “Still Not Much Happening”, among so many, many others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose.img_1191I guess you can see that there are still locust pods in the garden. In fact there are pods everywhere, just not so many here. The guy I live with is very tired of raking up pods.

Nothing has been happening here, except for pod-raking. Oh, squirrels have been chewing holes in the pumpkins, to get at the seeds.16112903And iris seeds are being soaked. This isn’t something I find hugely interesting. The guy I live with gets iris seeds from friends, and he germinates them, grows them into little plants, and gives the plants back to the person who gave him the seeds. It’s just a thing he does. Sometimes he gives the little irises to Denver Botanic Gardens, too.16112902There was a funny thing about the salt shakers. He got these from Amazon, and later got a request to review them. They aren’t used for salt, so his review might have been completely weird. They didn’t get reviewed. They’re salt shakers.

I stand out in the garden, sometimes. I figure you probably knew this, but I just wanted to make my post a little longer.16112901The guy I live with says that we’re entering “the bleak season” now. There are some snowdrops flowering, but other than that, things just stay like they are, for a couple of months. It might snow, and then again it might not.

This is pretty much how it will look here, if it doesn’t snow, until next year.16112905

16112904Maybe it isn’t so bleak after all, but of course I always follow what they guy I live with says, and if he says this is bleak, he must be right.

I don’t have much of anything else to say. We saw a big hawk on our walk yesterday evening, but no one had a camera, so you’ll just have to imagine it. There was Thanksgiving, but I stayed home while the guy I live with went to eat turkey with his friend and her mom. I don’t particularly care for turkey, so it worked out okay. He wasn’t gone very long, anyway.

There is one thing the guy I live with said to mention. This is now about his favorite book. Naturally, it’s for kids about five years old, and I’m not going to say what I thought when I learned that, but I hear it really is a wonderful book for little kids who have dogs.img_1187The guy I live with gave it to a few neighbors who have little kids and dogs. Just to be friendly and stuff.

It’s about a dog named George, if you couldn’t tell.

That really is all I have, for now. The guy I live with applied for renewal of his seed importing permit, and got that, but still has to get the labels that go along with that, and when he does, I might talk about that some more. There are things to say about it. Some possibly interesting. Or possibly not.16112906

Until next time, then.

 

 

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a slight change

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you up to date on the latest news from our garden. You may remember me from such posts as “Horticultural Invective”, among so many, many others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose. I was moving too fast for the camera.img_1133We had what you might call a slight change yesterday, which is still in evidence today.img_1138The guy I live with said this was the first time ever that he welcomed snow, because it’s been so dry. He never got a “snow day” when he was in school, and definitely never got one when he worked for the phone company. The snow should be gone by tomorrow, anyway.

You can see that the new bulb frame is in one of the warmest parts of the yard. I can still lie next to it, to soak up the warmth of the sun on a chilly winter day. The sun here is almost always nice and warm in the winter time.img_1139That’s really all I have for today; just a short post to show how things change.img_1140

Until next time, then.

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