Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dog days....

of August.. yikes... already it's here... and what did i see this morning...... Geese flying in formation..... i'm assuming its a practice run but there is a definate pre-fall feel, the temperature has lowered, the humidity is up and the garden has that August frazzled look.... the beans are just starting, i've had a few cucumbers and a lot of tiny tomatoes... it seems that i neglected to plant any bigger tomatoes.. no sandwich size... must remember for next year.. (thats what my blog is good for!!)  i suffer from a cronic case of CRAFT (Can't remember a flipping thing) disease... and no, nothing new either!  anyways... next year i MUST plant at least 1 beefsteak type tomato.. i've even had the first start of my cute little Patty Pan Zucchini... i was beginning to wonder what was going on... flowers flowers and more flowers but nothing would set... i have what looks like crookneck squash and 2 spagetti squashs flowering and even some fruit... wish me luck!!! i've been doing some succession planting of salad greens, a couple of rows of peas and made a spot for my fall brassicas...
my peppers are doing very well and i've had a few in salsa and added them to some dinner things and salads...

this past weekend was a bit of a road trip over to Port Renfrew, which is on the southern west side of Vancouver Island... was a gorgeous day so got a few pics... the bear was on the beach, and thankfully not too close as there have been some 'issues' with bears lately... perhaps they are fed up with us humans!





Sockeye Salmon... this year so far is a decent run of salmon... lets hope more get up the rivers than on the plate!





these guys were setting out a net for fish... one guy swam out and threw in an anchor with a bouy attached, the tide came in and the net stretched out... poor fishies!!


 

Fireweed

Fireweed fields in the mountains

sorry about the placement of the photos, i'm having some issues with the editing... i'm not sure if it's me, puter or blog site.. but woteva.... you still get to see them ... cheers....

7 comments:

Mr. H. said...

You always take such nice pictures, I enjoyed all of them. I have not seen a bear yet this year but hope to. While I have caught bear on video a number of times I have yet to take a picture of one in the wild...one of my goals in life. They are such awesome creatures.

We are also having issues with squash pollination...no honey bees. I hope they come back soon as time is quickly running out and the bumblebees are hard pressed to keep up with all the work they have to do.

Adrian Thysse said...

I love the west coast and the islands.Thanks for the photographic tour!I could almost smell the salt air and the cedars...

Out on the prairie said...

I stayed on the west side in a tiny fishing village and enjoyed getting to explre the coast.one dat a handwritten sign said cougar in area at the start of the path. Beautiful shots, I wish I was there.

Ruralrose said...

I have missed your summer adventures but I caught this one. Your pictures are excellent and you always have a critter adventure to tell. Glad you are sharing your piece of the world, it never fails to satisfy! You may have to pollinate with a q-tip. It is an equally weird summer here in the kootenays too. Peace

Roasted Garlicious said...

Thank you all! I confess i do enjoy sharing, i've not done much exploring this year but am hoping to do more soon... Mr.H we have had plenty of bees lately so hopefully with a few more female squash, i'll get more fruit... Adrian Thysse i LOVE your blog as well, so many beautiful photos of insects!! Out on the prairie, which village did you stay in?
Ruralrose i'm delighted to see your back blogging too!! have missed you....

Luuuuuua said...

superbe fotografii,bravo

Roasted Garlicious said...

thanks Luuuuuua i've been slacking off in the blogging dept so a bit slow at replies... i'm going to attempt to be more diligent!!!