Archive | January 2013

Snowdrops 2013

snowdrops 2013

After several days of high winds and heavy rains, this afternoon we had a breather.  The snowdrops opened.  I have realized it has become a habit or a tradition for me to post the snowdrops each year.  Thanks to tag words, I found the dates.  I thought they were late this year, but no:

January 31, 2012

February 2, 2011

January 31, 2010

January 26, 2006

These are linked to the respective posts, but it doesn’t show up as in being a different colour or underlined.  I can’t find where to change what in order for that to happen.



Chair and Garden

Here is step 4, a decorative band around the edge.

chair step 4


Now the chair has been reassembled.  Have a seat!

chair finished




I went out into the garden; the light was shining into the greenhouse giving a golden glow.  I ran back in the house to get the camera.  A cloud floated over the sun but there was a space between two clouds where I thought a ray might again appear.  However, the two clouds formed this one long band exactly at the sun’s level, so I took the photo without its illumination.

dusk jan 13



jan greenhouse


I have done some clearing and cleaning, washed the glass, added manure.  One tomato plant is still alive as is a pepper plant from 2011.  Tender plants are over-wintering, scented geraniums, an ivy geranium, felicia and artemis.  Parsley has become “perennial” since I let one go to seed.


Outside the camellia has buds.

camellia jan 13






Chair, Step 3b …

… or from how many angles can one photograph a chair seat?

chair step 3b

This shows 3 strands of step 3b in place.  Step 3a was on the diagonal going under the horizontals.  Step 3b is the other diagonal going under the verticals.

No, I do not accept things the way they are.  I want to see the world changed for the better.  What are the causes of the way things are today?  Greed, spite, seeking to dominate, exploit, fear, superstition, carelessness, lack of love/compassion…

I look within.  Do I find any of that there?  That’s where I work.

The View from Here Today

view jan 18 13

It’s nice being in a warm house working on an inside job.

I had to redo the better part of a long row of caning.  Somehow the cane had flipped over to its wrong side.  Probably while I was looking out the window.  🙂



Chair, Second Step

chair 2a


I realized I should be making little groups of 4 rather than something evenly spaced so I readjusted everything.


 chair 2b


Meanwhile something has come up in the garden.  Makes me want to get out there and scratch around, just have to wait for the rain to let up.  What did I plant there?  Ah, yes, some kind of bulb with blue flowers that I was given in a plant exchange.  Scilles, if I remember correctly, which may be Siberian squill.




You can also see one of our special volcanic rocks, not to be confused with a potato.  🙂