Monday, September 28, 2009

How Morning Looks



The garden is at an in-between stage. Oddly enough, a few spring bulbs are showing themselves already. It's time to start cutting back the cannas and get ready for snapdragons and violas. October is the prime planting month here, as the ground is still warm enough for tender roots and the smaller plants benefit from the winter rains and establish themselves for a major burst of growing come spring.



We're loath to use any snail bait in the yard, so they're mostly hand picked and relocated to a nearby field. They gather on the cannas, so luckily, they're easily rounded up and moved en masse. This one seems to defy gravity as it makes its way along the edge of a canna leaf, almost upside down.



Yogurt and fruit - it tastes even better than it looks!

6 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh, what a beautiful morning there, Golden West! So is your breakfast too...mmm... It's late lunch time over here. :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a lovely, uplifting post - fantastically colourful garden photo - lovely snail photo - kind story about relocation rather than squashing - loved it. And that fruit looks good enough to eat!!!

steven said...

wow! as my garden goes decidedly the other way, it's so nice and warming to see your gorgeous garden and slimy guests!!!!! thanks for this golden west. steven

Sweet Repose said...

I just love touring through your ol'timey photos...and how wonderful to have a temperate climate in the winter...as I'm starting to drag all of my plants inside for the big freeze...I like it less each year!!!

Your yogurt dish looks positively yummy!!!

nina said...

The fruit and yogurt look delicious -- I just throw in muesli and brew an espresso and there you have my daily morning meal as well. But I don't have your growing weather. Oh, how I would love to have the kind of climate you live in! Our grass turns brown in November and stays brown until the end of April. And there's nothing you can do about it. Can't rush it, can't find beauty in it (not for so many months) -- nothing. You just have to wait.

Delwyn said...

Hi GW

I found the bowl of breakfast funny after the snail..I was wondering if there was some kind of sleight of eye involved...and we were being tricked...

Happy days