This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, January 09, 2009

winter skies

winter sky 1 winter sky 3
winter sky 5
winter branches  5 winter branches 1

Yesterday Skippy and I went to check out my community garden plot. I would have loved to do some gardening, weed a bit or take photos of vegetables. But the gardens are like frozen tundra :( So Skippy ran around and I took photos of the sky - which is spectacular at this time of year.

I'd rather be gardening....


Blogger Dan said...

I think this time of year is the best time to photograph clouds. They always seem to be so interesting in the winter. Must be from all the low pressure systems we get? Great Photos.

That Mason Bee Home looks interesting. I watch wild bees build homes in my house all the time. We live in a century old home that is full of small drill holes in the brick & foundation, I imagine from hanging this and that over time. They are pretty captivating to watch as they bring material, then small insects and then cap the hole with a piece of leaf. Nature always seems to find a way.

January 09, 2009 10:19 PM

Blogger kathy said...

In thinking about the sky yesterday, I think the low pressures and the thin cold air.... Plus no leaves in the way and not much else to look at.

I've never seen wild small bee homes. We have the big bumble bees in rocks in our yard. You are very observant.

January 09, 2009 11:39 PM

Blogger Matron said...

I was travelling home on the train yesterday and I saw that very same moon! all the way over here in London. What was spectacular though, was a huge red sun as it was setting - never seen anything like it!

January 10, 2009 3:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, no matter how much beauty I find in the winter (trees with ice, skies, etc) I too long to see things start to grow again. But the sky *is* lovely, with those drifting clouds. Well, as long as it is from inside on the really freezing days ;-)

January 10, 2009 5:07 AM

Blogger Dan said...

Not much gets by me :-)

January 10, 2009 7:54 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Matron - isn't that wonderful that you have the very same moon way over there in London!

(I bet Dan saw it too....)

January 11, 2009 1:51 PM


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