We have been having lovely warm, sunny weather for the past few days. Today I was out piddling about in the back garden for a couple of hours. I cleaned up the patio a bit, added 3 fruit tree feeder spikes to the front plum tree, added a bag of compost to the perennial bed next to the old sidewalk. Cleaned up the ferns a bit, and the fig tree. There is really not a lot to do right now. The cyclamen is in bloom! This is the most fantastic plant. I see more of the leaves growing where I was cleaning up the ferns. ... Hmmmm... I wonder how they move everywhere. I will have to keep an eye on them to see that they are not those invasive ivy with the lovely patterned leaves.
My yellow lady slipper is in bloom and the Andean Fire (orchids) has a fat bud. I shall need photos of them both to record the blooming times and to try get some good 50mm lens shots of them with my dslr. In the light garden, I have 5 pots of orange trees.. containing 9 trees. Marlene and Art are still deciding and Tara said they would like one or two at their new place. They are still not finished moving or cleaning up downstairs place.
Megashot is really quite busy. I have made a 'Butterfly" community and hope to get some good discussions going... like forums, to make the optimum use of the community. These Megashot communities still seem to be stuck on the Flickr type with a free for all of dumping photos and trying to collect these silly whirling blinking awards. Except, we do NOT have the ugly things on Megashot, and so people are beginning to pay a bit more attention to photography. We do have a lot of good photographers on Megashot.
I have been spending quite a lot of time in the kitchen... soups, oysters that he likes, lots of good vegetables. Life is good on the West Coast.