Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June is here........

but except for the fact that its about 60 degrees, it might as well be march!! Rain rain and more rain.....my garden looks lush.. the parsnips in their second year are 4ft high already... the peas finally awakened with their first bloom...  when the sun does come out.. ahhhhhh you can almost feel the relief... on a good note, i've not been short of water yet!!!
yesterday we found this little alligator lizard... looks as if it's been in battle already, seems to be blind, the tail already been lopped off... so 'allie' went home to my daughter's.. she got out a spare tank and settled allie into the new home... i'm sure allie will get the best care possible and grow healthy and strong.... in case your wondering, she raises lizards so has an endless supply of crickets, slugs and other assorted goodies... mmmmm aphid snackies... sounds good huh!!   speaking of aphids, they've arrived... in my apple trees, the parsnips, the kale... where are the ladybird beetles!!!
back tracking a week..
my friends were burned out of their home and as we watched in disbelief we were reminded of how precious life is.. they came out of it with life, limb and Shadow their dog.. friends and neighbours (of whom some they'd never met) rallied together, supplied them with clothing, shoes, blankets, pillows and whatever else they needed... for at least 4 months they will be living in their travel trailer and as the Phoenix, they will rise out of the ashes...   life is good....
also had a visitor a few days ago.. a very large black hairy visitor!!  was a rather scary few minutes!!!  my dog sampson was outside and got to meet his very first bear... i looked up in time to see sampson get up and move very slowly, i looked towards where he was looking and my first thought was 'who's big black dog is that' and then suddenly realized that it was no dog at all... my heart was pounding asi raced to the door and tried calling sampson back.. fortunately after a few frantic screaming calls he came....and the bear sauntered across the field and into the woods.....  whewwwwwww is all i can say... dog and bear 40-50 feet away from each other could have had a very bad ending...  

4 comments:

Mr. H. said...

Rain or shine June is perhaps my favorite month...very green. So sorry to hear about your friends home, we often worry about such things.

A bear!

Roasted Garlicious said...

i have to agree Mr. H.. i love june too.. lets hope the weather improves.. here on the coast it could be a very wet june.. just never know! as for the fire, i worry too, especially in the summer when it's so dry...

Ruralrose said...

Great post today - you sure do have the critter stories! Fire can take so much so fast. I have been planting and neglecting my favorite blogs but I am here now and off to read more of your dittys. Hope you are well, peace

Roasted Garlicious said...

have been a planting fool too Ruralrose, and yes slacking off on the blogging too....
inbetween showers i've finally gotten a few more things in the garden.. i'm so grateful that i have a greenhouse this year!!!