Sunday, April 11, 2010

Where I Stand Sunday

Planted 18 tomato plants in barrels.  Covering them at night for now as it still frosts some mornings.  Chives were already in this one.  Ooo, baked potato with sour cream and chives tonight!

Onions are coming up from last year - already in the garden.  I have never been in a place where I could benefit from early food! 

Strawberries are standing straight and tall.

Last year, we planted a raspberry bush..only to have the deer find it within a few days and chomp it to bits.  That was before little cages.  There was one there already and I fabricated another one..two bushes, deer proofed for now.  Grow little bushes...GROW!

There used to be an entire row of apricot trees in a line with this one - the others were cut down before we arrived...this is the last one standing.  I checked the tree I remembered the swarm of activity on the blossoms last spring, no activity, but today...

...the work has begun.
If you look closely, you can see little bees flying around and even a butterfly. Last year, we didn't get fruit...year before the fruit had ugly spots on it, this year - we are crossing our fingers.

Cherry tree will be bloomin' soon!  Forgot to photograph the apple trees...will do that for you later.
Spring is a happenin thing here - a gradual welcome sight.  It was a LOONG and nasty winter.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you'd like to join me by posting a photo on Sunday of places you've been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on this post telling me where I can find you/your photo and I'll add a link to my sidebar so others can find you.



Gary Keimig said...

Wow. All this talk and posting of blogger friends of Spring. Was 13 this morning here and gets into 40's daytime now so guess it is slowly coming about. Had snow showers yesterday. Did see my first green grass this morning in the yard. Our trees won't leaf out until end of May. What one gets for living at 7,000 feet with nearly 14,000 feet above you.

L.Holm said...

Looks like good things to come. Yum!!

That tree is stunning!!!

Pattie Wall said...

Hi Gary - ah yes, I remember those snowy springs in the Colorado Rockies where I lived for 18+ years before moving to Denver and then Kansas. I miss it - because spring sloooowly arrives to areas like you are in...little by little - and yet, I was always within driving distance to go to town and get a 'spring fix' if needed. And while you enjoy cooler summers, we have to swelter in the unbearable heat. Trade offs...Thanks for stopping by!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for stopping by Liz. That tree is like a little girl in her frilly Easter dress...doesn't last long.