Tuesday, July 31, 2007

local lunch on the lake

my new office came with a lake.

from the garden for lunch: tomatoes, 2 different cukes, green beans and mashed potatoes.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

mantis vs. cicada

Yesterday I investigated the buzzing of a Cicada in a peach tree only to find it had been caught by a Praying Mantis. It's hard to see in this photo but the Mantis is hanging down and has the brown Cicada in its grip. The video below might show the battle better. Glad to have a growing population of Praying Mantis in the garden.

Friday, July 27, 2007

a possum in the hen house

This possum killed four young chickens including a friendly frizzle I had taken a liking to. The fault lies not with this animal, who was doing what comes naturally to him, but with my security setup for my urban flock. The possum was dropped off miles from our home and security issues were addressed. Just because we don't have coyotes in town doesn't mean we don't have predators.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

sunlight in summer

pixie dust brushes off

thank you matt

already in the wake

cloudy at the ocean


Wednesday, July 11, 2007


trust a baby with a carrot.

perhaps you'd like to see her in action?

Monday, July 2, 2007

summer afternoon

summer bouquet

golden amaranth

cooking potatoes in the solar oven

hot chicks

dill in bloom

more flowers