Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November Notes from the Garden

This cute little Phoebe has been visiting the yard lately.  

There's two squirrels that visit every day.  They come for the peanuts and some of the sunflower seeds.  They can be quite the noisy buggers when they want to!  (but that's ok with me)

This photo I took at our previous house, but we have a raccoon coming in at night to drink from the birdbath and eat seeds.  She triggers the security lights, usually around midnight.

Oh, yeah - the armadillos are out here as well.  They're everywhere, making those little funnel-shaped holes.  *sigh* 

Pretty kitty is one of the neighbors three gorgeous black cats.  They're very shy and stay down the street.  That works well for us with our two dogs - one being very vocal!  

I finally got a few new plants for the backyard.  A firebush and tropical sage to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  And some hot pink geraniums - just because I like geraniums :)  There's also a little rosemary plant to go on my herb shelf garden.

In the background you can see my sad little lettuce seedlings. They're quite spindly, but I'm afraid to give them too much sun as we're still in the 80's.  They get the morning sun for several hours.  Soon they'll get transplanted to the big plastic dishpans that I got at the dollar store.  Put some drainage holes in the bottom and they're great for shallow rooted lettuce.  If anyone has any suggestions for growing lettuce - I'm happy to receive it, thanks!  (Vegetables have not been on my garden radar for a long time.)

I used fresh basil from my little herb garden to garnish this Caprese salad the other night.  What a difference fresh herbs make!

This is certainly not the best moon photo I've ever taken, but it's the only shot I got of the Super Moon this month.  It was so bright and gorgeous - I hope you got out to take a look!  


daisy gurl said...

So many critters enjoying your garden! Your salad looks yummy! It's the perfect time to grow lettuce-if you have some shade. As soon as it cools off regularly, they can take the sunshine. I have planted several types in my small veggie bed and they are very slow to germinate this year. Best wishes for a stellar salad!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

As always, your photos are wonderful. I need to grow more herbs, and to try my hand with some lettuces also.

Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

Janice said...

Lynn, you know I always love your photos! Even those little wrecking balls - the armadillos. They left me alone this summer, but they are back to plow up my gardens now. Take care. _Janice

Susan said...

Hi Lynn, I always enjoy your wildlife photos. The black kitty is a beauty. I don't have much luck with lettuce either. Have fun planting your new plants.