Monday, April 22, 2013

Seize the Day

The weather changed my plans today.  After an appointment, I made my fastest ever Carpinito Brother's visit. I walked out with vegetable seedlings even before my coffee could get cold.

Broccoli, three types of lettuce, Swiss chard, peas and beets.   The beets have such long roots they may not transplant well.  I usually plant them as seeds.  There were many beet seedlings so we'll see how many make it.

While the days will be sunny this week, the nights are frosty.   Part of the seedlings are protected by the cloche, now in a different row than last year.    Since they are all vegetables that can take some cold weather, hopefully they'll do ok in the rows without the cloche also.

What was in the plans was planting the last of the 30 cedar seedlings.   And now that's done too.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Oooh...Old Shiny Things

I wish I could record this as a scratch and sniff.   Wonderful old car garage smells are a powerful memory trigger for me.   What a fun evening with dinner, visiting, and touring car and garden projects. 
This is a La Salle Flower Car, used for carrying flowers for funerals (and sometimes as backup hearse).  You don't see one of these every day or even one a year.  Our host has restored it, piece by piece.  When an original piece couldn't be found, he had to build it.

This one lived in our barn for a while.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Piece by Piece

A close up of my friend's mosaic at the Regional Mosaic Art Exhibition at the Tacoma Public Library through April 26.   The show has art of many styles, colors and materials.  Visit the library to see how amazingly the pieces come together.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Three Treats

Library, mosaic art, and geocache all together.

The mosaics are what took us there. The geocache was a surprise.