Friday, July 9, 2010

The Last of the Roses

Yesterday was pruning day, pruning my roses that is. They were covered in black spot & rust from all the rain that we have had. Also because of the rain, there were new shoots coming everywhere, and probably new flowers too. But it is winter, they are supposed to be dormant, and now is the time to prune, so I did. Quite often I get lovely bunches of flowers when I prune, but this year I just got this one. The last stem from my Jennifer rose. It lookes & smells divine.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Nest Building

It's that time of year again, nest building time for the crows. This would have to be about the fifth year in a row that they have made their home in the big gum tree next door. I must admit I think it is still a little early, but I guess by the time they finish building, lay & incubate eggs, the worst of winter will be hopefully over. Here we can see one of them on next door's garage roof, with a beak full of bark that was gathered from my back yard.