Monday, May 19, 2008

May 19, 2008 veggies

zucchini, we only ever harvested 2 in 2008

pumpkin, Howden, planted by dd1 and my saturday students on April 5, 2008

sick cucumber, but fighting!

tomato, no idea what kind

May 19, 2008 flowers

baby sunflowers planted by dd1 and my saturday students

May 19. 2008 yard

strawberries and gladioli

summer camelia

azaelias in their new location by the south fence

Sunday, May 11, 2008

May 11, 2008

yard, Japanese dogwood in the front, Japanese red maple by the bench, magnolia with small (for a magnolia) pale yellow flowers on the right

the embankment to the south, still fluffy with 2m high weeds

What is a creature with the body of a cat and the head of a yellow iris called?


trees from the left, red maple, summer camelia, ??, Japanese green maple

strawberries to the left (I picked off all the flowers so no strawberries in 2008), tomatoes to the right of the strawberries, the unfortunate green peas behind the tomatoes and cucumbers to the left. Summer camelia behind the slide, green Japanese maple front right, and I don't know what the tree behind it is called.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

May 3, 2008

My stepmother has informed me it is a cornflower, or bachelor's button in English. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

trees and flowers

Can anyone tell me what this blue fluffy flower is called in English? Is it a cornflower?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

planting trees

summer camelia


Japanese red maple, it's red in spring, green in summer, and red in fall.

Yama-boshi (Japanese dogwood?)


sunflowers the kids planted

pumpkins the kids planted

flower garden

blue wildflower seed mix


Saturday, April 26, 2008


This baby turtle turned up one day in the door to my classroom. Literally. It almost got squished. But it was rescued and set free by the river.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Saturday, February 9, 2008