Wednesday, May 21, 2008


It continues cold this week. Although the days are sunny, the wind is chilling. I have been anxious to put the plants outside--as I always am--but it only takes aminute of standing outside in the brisk breeze to realize that it is still too close to winter.

So, I putter in the green house, slowly transplanting the starts into their permanent pots and baskets.

I got brave enough to put the first baskets out in front, where they are sheltered from direct sunlight and somewhat out of the wind. I decided to go with just violas in the two "out-front" baskets. My first few years of having flowers here in Homer, I stuck pretty much with the hardy violas and some marigolds. I have diversified over the past decade or so but I still have a soft spot for violas--they bloom all summer and well into the autumn.

So this year, it's like a return to tradition.

Snickers and violas

The basket on the cat run features dark violas (as admired by Snickers.)

Hanging Basket

By the kitchen window, I chose a "Sorbet" mix of soft purples. We'll see how they look in a month or so.

Friday, May 16, 2008


High, overcast clouds and a cold, cold breeze...

I was waiting at the airport here in Homer for Denny to get home from work yesterday afternoon. He's spent the past week in Bethel. Now just one more rotation to go until he is retired.

The way the diffused light reflected off the parked rental cars caught my attention.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Misty Morning

We are in the clouds this morning. The world is shrouded and quiet.

Friday, May 2, 2008

It's Been A Long Winter--Part Two

I saw this poster on the outside of the warehouse store this afternoon.

As Denny suggested, "Maybe the beer truck won't get in until Tuesday..."