End of season

Click to view photo gallery ....    exquisite day - but time to row Lark's sails ashore and stow them in the Shed. Lark will stay on her moorings for the coming winter.

Mosquito trap ... will it work?

Will this work? pinch of yeast and 2 tsps. brown sugar in 2/3 cup warm water. Seltzer bottles strategically placed at front and back doors, and around the garden table! Let's see! The little tiny biting ones are the worst !!!

Will this work? pinch of yeast and 2 tsps. brown sugar in 2/3 cup warm water. Seltzer bottles strategically placed at front and back doors, and around the garden table! Let's see! The little tiny biting ones are the worst !!!

Minnesota Midget cantaloupe

In March I bought a little packet of seeds from Weeks Seed Company, Greenville SC - at our local Farmers Coop. "Minnesota MIdget Cantaloupe" ... and found 2 perfectly ripe tiny golden fruit under the flourishing green vine last evening. My kitchen is filled with the perfume this morning ...delicious. Saving the seeds, and hope they come true next year!

In March I bought a little packet of seeds from Weeks Seed Company, Greenville SC - at our local Farmers Coop. "Minnesota MIdget Cantaloupe" ... and found 2 perfectly ripe tiny golden fruit under the flourishing green vine last evening. My kitchen is filled with the perfume this morning ...delicious. Saving the seeds, and hope they come true next year!

Working hard for pleasure

Haulout - not bad  for 2 years on her moorings

Haulout - not bad  for 2 years on her moorings

Three days of hard work - scraping, painting  ..ready to go back in the water ... the red deep waterline paint is hard copper for the Chesapeake water which leaves iron stains on the waterline ... new antifouling looks gaudy!

Three days of hard work - scraping, painting  ..ready to go back in the water ... the red deep waterline paint is hard copper for the Chesapeake water which leaves iron stains on the waterline ... new antifouling looks gaudy!

Beyond our ken

amazing quiet tiny mold patterns

amazing quiet tiny mold patterns

Quietly over the winter in my studio ... one gourd still creamy, with impacted tendril ... the other covered with delicate patterns of tiny mold ....

Renewal after the ice

Lark's dinghy ... battered after a hard winter ...

Lark's dinghy ... battered after a hard winter ...

Winter has truly gone at last - with the help of a good friend, Lark's dinghy is now at the cottage, ready for maintenance and repainting ...

Flowers at last!!!!

Flowers at last!!!!

Color at last!  How did these crocus bulbs escape the squirrels?  and pansies waiting until after the snow to brighten the doorsteps! and managed to overwinter geraniums and lemon verbena, snuggled in the laundry, reaching fro afternoon winter sun even in the worst snow.

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