Monthly Archives: February 2016

Winter Days

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

75 degrees in February!?!

78 degrees in February!?!

So much sunshine!

So much sunshine!

And in the same week as this weather!!

And in the same week as this weather!!

Snow Boy

Snow Boy

Not entirely sure what was going on here

Not entirely sure what was going on here

Hanging out on the roof of my garden "office"

Hanging out on the roof of my garden “office”

Cardinal

Cardinal

Woolly caterpillar

Woolly caterpillar

Presidents

Presidents

Coneflower remnants with snow

Coneflower remnants with snow

And without!

And without!

I spy jets

I spy jets

And buds on the trees

And buds on the trees

Buds from the trees

Buds from the trees

Buds

Buds

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk

Banana Plant; this should've been cut to the ground before winter but I'm thinking it will still grow back.

Banana Plant; this should’ve been cut to the ground before winter but I’m thinking it will still grow back.

Garlic

Garlic; needs to be separated; each of the stalks will grow a whole head of garlic if they have the space.

Rake-throwing

Rake-throwing

Sunset in the woods

Sunset in the woods

Panorama

Panorama

Moon

Moon

Moon

Moon

Valentines

Some valentines I made (and semi-heart shaped rocks collected)

Puzzle

Puzzle

Indoor gardening

Indoor gardening. Note the rose in the terra cotta pot…

Within 24 hours of being planted outside, new growth!

Within 24 hours of being planted outside, new growth!

Kohlrabi and cabbage

Kohlrabi and cabbage

Kohlrabi, cabbage, pansies, calendula, garlic and a bunch of other flowers planted here.

Kohlrabi, cabbage, pansies, calendula, garlic and a bunch of other flowers planted here.

I ordered a ton of flower seeds from Baker Creek, along with some varieties of winter squash; more on all the different varieties soon!

Two plots down (as in raked/weeded/tilled) and nine to go!

Two plots down (raked/weeded/tilled) and nine to go!

Moss

Moss

Tulips

Tulips

Front porch looking west toward the garden

Front porch looking west toward the garden

Sunset

Sunset

And a few more hawk pictures that are blurry, but still kind of cool:

Red-tailed hawk

Red-tailed hawk

Through the trees

Through the trees

A different kind of hawk

A different kind of hawk

There were five hawks flying and screeching overhead when I took these pictures.

Hope you all are soaking up these winter days, no matter the weather!

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

February sunrise

February sunrise

A perfect February cover of Missouri Conservationist

A perfect February cover of Missouri Conservationist

The Spy's valentines for his classmates

The Spy’s valentines for his classmates

You Rock!

You Rock!

Microgreen (grown indoors!)

Microgreen (grown indoors!)

Perfect February colors!

Perfect February colors!

Baby's first time ice skating

Baby’s first time ice skating

Second time ice skating (his first time was about 5 years ago!)

Second time ice skating (his first time was about 5 years ago!)

Dexie says happy Valentines day!

Dexie says happy Valentines day!

Last year's valentine hahaha

Last year’s valentine hahaha

New swimwear! (trying it on over her clothes cause it's cold out!)

New swimwear! (trying it on over her clothes cause it’s cold out!)

Another old valentine (2013?)

Another old valentine (2013?)

Moss

Moss

Horse track

Horse track

Pink clouds

Pink clouds

Visiting the llamas (and alpacas)

Visiting the llamas (and alpacas)

Alpaca

Alpaca

I like the fur on this one

I like the color of fur on this one

Easter Bunny Llama haha

Easter Bunny Llama haha

This one looks like a camel

This one looks like a camel

Llamas

Llamas

Alpacas

Alpacas

This one's name is Buddy

This one’s name is Buddy

Alpaca

Alpaca

Snowflakes on a log

Snowflakes on a log

Moss dusted with snow

Moss dusted with snow

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello February!

Pink clouds for February!

Pink clouds for February!

February is a great month. No spring in sight (I love winter haha!) so plenty of time yet for seed and plant (and dirt! I’m wanting a dirt delivery this year!) buying. And maybe some more snow for us?! We’ve had some nice warm days (in the 60’s!) which is great but I wouldn’t mind another few rounds of the white stuff. I think Valentine’s Day might be the world’s easiest holiday. Squares of cardstock with a pun and some candy…and call it good! The Spy has come up with his pun for the year and it’s one of my favorites! You’ll have to wait and see the final valentines. And maybe Baby will come up with her own valentines this year too!

Blackberries of yore (yore being 2015!)

Blackberries of yore (yore being 2015!)

We are going to let the blackberries go wild next year and have plans to add more trellising to support them. I’m imagining a tunnel-arbor of sorts with the blackberries on the outer part of the trellis so you can walk through and pick berries from inside.

Even after days of freezing temps (0 degrees Farenheit) the strawberry leaves are still green!

Even after days of freezing temps (0 degrees Farenheit) the strawberry leaves are still green!

I am also thinking of building (rather, having Smoochie build!) some sort of vertical growing thing for strawberry plants.

Celery; a purple variety;also quite hardy

Celery; a purple variety;also quite hardy when it comes to cold. But not deer-proof!

Deer have been hanging around in the garden (some large areas of fencing are down) so we also have plans to move (enlarge, obviously hahaha) the deer fence.

Pretty moss

Pretty moss

Yet another picture of the living room, I know! But note the plant set-up now has legs! And the little square of succulents is on the wall (above the taller lamp)!

Yet another picture of the living room, I know! But note the plant set-up now has legs! And the little square of succulents is on the wall (above the taller lamp)! And note the garlic hanging outside; needing to be planted ASAP!

Isn't this apron gorgeous?! It is Seminole Indian (from FL); so many tiny shapes of fabric (all hand-sewn together)

Isn’t this apron gorgeous?! It is Seminole Indian (from FL); so many tiny shapes of fabric (all hand-sewn together)

 

A painterly sky

A painterly sky

A Rothko painting (source)

A Rothko painting (source)

And in other neon-orange art; haha! The Spy made this last year for a school project about things you like. Yay for baseball and Led Zeppelin! haha

And in other neon-orange art; haha! The Spy made this last year for a school project about things you like. Yay for baseball and Led Zeppelin!

Seedlings

Seedlings

Watching the boys play catch

Watching the boys play catch

I like snapping shots of the Spy's desk; the composition is always changing!

I like snapping shots of the Spy’s desk; the composition is always changing!

Here's Baby at her first gymnastics class! (free at our fitness club! And no commitment, just show up the days/times it is offered: that is my kind of "organized" sport for a 4 year old!!

Here’s Baby at her first gymnastics class! (free at our fitness club! And no commitment, just show up the days/times it is offered: that is my kind of “organized” sport for a 4 year old!!)

Beautiful winter sky (sunrise)

Beautiful winter sky (sunrise)

Happy February to you all!