0715/26th March 2022

Such a promising start…

Even the Moon was smiling…



Looking through last year’s photographs I am struck by how colourful they were by comparison to our currently drab vista, the single bright patch being the snow shovel.


Far too soon to tidy the shovel away.

The photograph on left was taken on May 9th, 2020.

It isn’t usual to have snow in May, but not unheard of. It wasn’t just a “2020 thing”!

This was 16th April 2021


It’s always interesting to make comparisons, year to year:

Groundhogs will eat anything in sight. Our carrots were just an appetizer. They have to build themselves up quickly after their winter hibernation. Soon there will be babies and then they must pack on weight before their next slumber!

Deer have a very hard time finding food.

So far this year, the Yucca is unmolested.

A responsible gardener would be protecting the plants, no doubt. Or chasing off the wildlife, but a gardener I am not. Responsible?

Depends whose side you are on.

Groundhogs were my first little friends when I came here. After helping me with the journey and transfer of cats, Grant went back to Seattle to sort out the house there for sale. So, for a couple of weeks I was here on my own. I had plenty to keep me busy, so I was perfectly happy.

Late one afternoon, I was standing with my back to the kitchen window and I felt I was being watched. Not in a creepy way, but it made me turn around and there was a groundhog peering through the bushes at me:

“Just thought I would welcome the new tenant!” he said.

6 thoughts on “20,21,22

  1. I think I would enjoy having groundhogs in our garden. That one looks determined to hold onto his carrot!
    But Ollie would chase them, so maybe not.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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