Now this specimen is called Gaston. He was on a walkabout the day I was photographing. He is my alarm clock. Sometimes during the full moons he is a little too early...
These are some wildflowers that just appear each year on the east side. I just mow around them during the blooming time. I love them!
This is my 'Mr Ed Door'. or my Just Baked Pie cooling-off door. It is the door to my FUn House or the Garden Shed. Shed doesn't do it justice. My husband and a dear friend constructed this pole barn a few years ago. It even has a tin roof. I have yet to decorate it...well because it houses the lawn tractor, push mower, tiller etc. but it is screaming for a little order and decor.
This is the view from the east side of the meadow. The apple tree in the foreground was a Christmas present from Phil this past holiday. The photo below it is the view from the 'Drinking Veranda' looking at the vegetable garden. We are growing corn, black beans, green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, 5 kinds of tomatoes, poblano and green peppers, herbs and lots of zinnias.
this is the 'Chicken Garden'. It is where I grow money plant and later red Crocosmia followed by asters and native aegeratum---all blues and purples.
This is the view from the Veranda looking out towards the east and the meadow. That black thing is Matilde aka The Black Devil. She was supervising this project- and looking for moles.
Any way, this morning is gloomy and humid and rainy. I needed some sunshine. I really do love my place here. I garden & mow all of this myself and do not have any help-nor do I want it. Phil does the vegetable gardening and chainsawing of whatever he can think of. I will post more photos later as the season reveals its beauty and bounty....ox lulu