The big move day is getting closer - six days away. As I count down to that I have been reflecting back on our time at this house by posting old blogs.
This one first appeared in May 2011. I made a lot of changes in the garden from 2011 to present. It's interesting to look back to see how it once looked and compare.
Linking to Tuesday Treasure.
A Posting in Four Parts
(May 3, 2011)
PART ONE - "GONE FISHIN'"
That's the sign the heron left on its nest this morning. I startled it as I walked through the perennial garden taking photos at 10 am. It must have been perched on my roof
and when I walked by it flapped it huge wings and took off. I tried to see if it landed on the north side of the house but it wasn't there. Then I thought of the goldfish in my pond.
Here are some of the goldfish some days ago.
I think I had between 25 and 30 of various sizes. Some of them were 5 years old and 6 inches long. I got them as 29 cent feeder goldfish. Notice I used past tense. Yep! No sign of them. This afternoon I did spot this tiny one but nothing else there.
The heron didn't fish for frogs or tadpoles. I'm sure the goldfish made it easy because they were probably attracted to those pinkish orange legs and all it had to do was keep snatching them up.
Goodbye goldfish. You'll be missed.
PART TWO - "I Don't Know, Honey If This is the Right House for Us."
The bluebirds have been in and out of the bluebird box today. I thought finally they're building a nest and so I took a peek. Nope, no nest. They can't make up their mind which house to use since I put up two more. They will miss their chance because the chickadees have moved into one already.
PART THREE - Faces in the Garden
PART FOUR - The Pile is Gone!
I moved the last of the mulch today finishing the paths in the perennial garden, adding more around the new junipers on the north side and mulching the vegetable garden pathways. Glad to have that chore complete.
You can see the lavender showing green. I hope they fill out a lot more this year.
2016 Footnote: All those faces in the garden except the little girl angel statue are gone. Sold in the auction!