Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Garden, Old Garden



So the many, many rains of this past summer brought forth many a delicious and seed-lacking tomato from my garden this year, and I was also inspired to create a new garden. The butterfly garden consists of two pink echinacea a harvest moon echinacea and a dark knight butterfly bush. Seriously did they have to call it dark knight and appeal to so many sides of my nerdness? It even blooms in the fall which means it was worth it even to plant it late.
As pretty as it looks with a happy little bhudda in the middle the tomato garden has deteriorated into a weed choked hell as it always does in late august. Observe.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Monmouth County Fair

So I went to the local fair yesterday, I managed to make it on the one day this week that it isnt scheduled to rain. Amongst the rides that I couldnt go on due to my vertigo issues I found a delightful inflatable kiddie ride and rather racist ride art to share with you. I know its nothing concerning my garden but a fair is rather country and its raining now so I cant go pick my first crop of tomatoes.




And then of course there's the fireworks..


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Monday, July 13, 2009

The First Tomato


Well, the first tomato to successfully ripen has been photographed and promptly eaten out of my garden, It was the size of a dime, but dammnit i'm proud. The squirrels have given up on the window feeder as well and the birds have been able to empty my biggest feeder in two days. I'm pretty sure they'll move onto meat soon and then we're all done for..

When im murdered by a hoarde of house finches then this blog will get interesting i'm sure.




Monday, July 6, 2009

All that glitters isnt one of those jerk squirrels



So today the goldfinch came to my window feeder. The feeder itself suffered at the hands of the squirrels who actually tried to leap off the roof and repel off the side of the house to access it only to knock the whole thing over, which probably sent the suckers flying. The little rabies sacks had it coming.

Here though is a welcome set of shots of the goldfinch and his woman.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Monsoon Season

So NJ has been rained upon for nearly a solid month, meaning we have been hit with a tropical monsoon season. A lot of people tend to complain and whine, but I havent had to water the garden in a month. I'll leave my non existant loyal readers with this montage of lightning from friday's storm.


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Sunday, June 14, 2009

They're coming for me


So I neglected to fill the thistle sack and all the finches in the known universe came to my window. I'm under the impression that this will end up like The Birds but i'll succeed in making it as embarassing as possible by managing to get myself eaten alive by finches.
Look at them..staring at me..with those eyes..like a doll's eyes!..no.. wait im mixing up my nature-parinoia prompting movies..

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Garden Update

So its been almost two solid weeks of rain or semi-drizzle and the garden has gotten humungous. The oregano may eat me alive one day but at least i'll have some tomatoes to distract it with and prevent it from developing a taste for human flesh!
Aaaaaanyway here is the progress so far and a few bonus birdies.