Snapshot sort of Sunday

Hey again!  Slowly getting back into things.  Two posts in one week is an improvement, at least in my mind.  Blessed Ostara to friends here in the southern hemisphere and happy Mabon to you folks up North!

Even though I haven’t been posting much, I’ve still been taking some snapshots here and there over the past few months.

One of the lions at Wellington Zoo.  I was lucky enough to go twice last month, as they had $5 Wednesdays in August.  It was nice, but I couldn’t help feeling bad for some of the animals there — some of the enclosures were pretty small.

There are so many honey bees here in compared to our last house.  I stood very still beneath this tree at the top of our driveway and could hear them buzzing away.

Does anyone know what kind of tree this might be? We have two like this on the property.

This is one of my favorite plants — our friends Anthony & Alicia gave Ben and I this planter full of succulents they picked out as a wedding present.  Unfortunately the largest plant in the middle of the planter was damaged during the move, but I think part of it will recover.  Succulents are amazingly resilient!

Random garden update:  I’ve popped some spinach, lettuce, and kale seedlings into the back garden bed.  The days are getting warmer here, and although the nights are still pretty nippy, they haven’t died yet.  First time growing spinach or kale, so I hope they go well!  I read that you can grow them in spots even if it doesn’t get full sun.  The placement of the garden bed is on the south side of the house, so it doesn’t get full sun.  Hopefully it gets enough to give me some salads!

How are things going in your garden?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. April
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 16:19:38

    I love the zoo! And we actually have a garden, of sorts, now. My parents brought us some basil and a clipping of their night blooming cereus, which are both thriving now that they’re not being baked every day. Not that it bothered the cereus, but the basil was pathetic for a while.


  2. Jo
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 23:09:54

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. What a magnificent lion, he looks so majestic. I hate seeing animals in cages too. I’m pleased that most zoos now understand animal’s requirements more and they’re kept in much better conditions than they used to be, of course, there’s alwyas the exception sadly. I’ve always found kale really easy to grow, it’s one of our favourite veg.


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