Hello Bloglandia, It's SPRING!!!! The best season of them all (no matter what you autumn-obsessives think). The days are getting longer, the days are getting warmer, and Mother Nature is splashing all kinds of color everywhere. And for a little while, I'm setting aside my usual cynicism-bordering-on-pessimism. In other words, I'm planning my veggie garden … Continue reading Springing Away From My Usual Cynicism
Hello Bloglandia! Yes, I'm a few days late with this week's post, but it's been a crazy wacky week...more on a bit of what that was all about at the end. Now, that post title might lead you to believe this is a self-motivation type post or some feel-good piece about not letting the bastards … Continue reading Refusing to Give Up
Hello Bloglandia! As most anyone who has been around me this time of year will know, i HATE autumn. I know, bring on the complaints. Many of you seem to think this horrible time of year is beautiful and full of color and you're all excited about your nasty pumpkin spice everything. Not me. To … Continue reading There’s a Fungus Among Us
Hello Bloglandia! Spring is going like gangbusters here in Portland. After a cold and blah March, April has been strutting her stuff with clear skies and temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s (that's around 20-22 for you Celsius folks). With weather like that it's time to get out in the garden (since I … Continue reading April Showers Bring…Monsters?
It's the last weekend of summer, which means it's a sad time around here. Faces are glum, moods are down, and we're already counting down the days until it comes around again. So, what better way to hold onto summer than to have a little Summer Flashback full of the strange visitors to my garden, … Continue reading Summer Flashback – Strange Visitors, Men in Skirts, and More!
After a few false starts, spring is truly getting underway now in Portland -- actually, it seems we've skipped over spring altogether and launched right into summer! Regardless, winter's well over and that means my garden turning into a jungle. Unfortunately, I'm also dealing with a certain stripey pest problem... Classified in scientific terms as … Continue reading A Monstrous Pest Problem in My Fruity Garden
After the late season snow and freezing temperatures that plagued Portland last month, Mother Nature is putting down her foot and giving Old Man Winter the boot (girl power!). That's right, the signs of spring are finally upon us. For some people that means hay fever, for others it means breaking out the spring fashions, … Continue reading The Beastie-Filled Signs of Spring
I had planned to continue on with the next installment of Finn McSpool's Beastie Tales of Ireland, but a couple weeks ago, as I was sifting through my Traffic Donkey photos, I noticed Tammie Beastie was missing. She's easy to overlook since she's kind of quiet and generally keeps to herself, but since we have … Continue reading A Beastie Taste of the Tropics
It's another couple weeks that Finn McSpool hasn't gotten out and about. While he's complaining that this is ruining his chances to have the paparazzi chase him down and slap his photo on the cover of a gossip magazine, I have assured him that a BIG adventure is coming his way very soon. Luckily, Beasties … Continue reading Finn Sees Into the Fruity Future