The marsh marigolds were just coming into bloom
at the end of March. The water hawthorn is in bloom too. Now the marsh
marigolds are in full bloom. The petals from the plum tree that stretches over
the pond have been covering the water in a sheet of white. I took some time to
skim the floating debris off the top of the pond. Yesterday I cleaned up a bit
around one corner of the pond. I have more work to do in the pond surround
area. The moss garden is slowly coming along.
This is Elvis the fish in his tub garden. He
survived another winter. I keep a fish or two in the tube water features to
keep the mosquitoes down. The fish probably get any of the dragon fly eggs
too. I haven't seen any dragon flies around the pond for a long time.
The little wall lizards have been out of
hibernation for a few weeks now. I think this is an older one as it is turning
this nice green color and is bigger.
This butterfly feeding on the plum tree blossoms
was the most exciting find in the garden on the 31st of March. I believe it is
a comma butterfly. It really looks rather beat up from its winter hibernation.
I got photos of it a few days later and it really looks very tattered. While
searching for the name of this butterfly I found that these butterfly larvae use
cultivated hops as a food source. We have some hops growing across the street
in the park. The cabbage butterflies are now out
-- Posted By Blogger to My
Garden at 4/13/2014 11:56:00 AM
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom