I still can’t get used to the new spring green. The Chilcotin is never green for long – by August it has usually dried up and turned brown.
Crazy beetles are whizzing about on the pond.Most of the cut-leaf fleabanes around here are rayless: in other words they do not sport the white “petals.” One bank hosts rayed flowers; they have pinkish undersides and are very pretty. (No, they are not the introduced garden daisies.)It keeps raining a bit on and off, and we are getting typical thundery lights on the mountains.
Some of the showers are bringing hail.Others are bringing the snow well down the mountains. Generally the weather has been somewhat cool. The rain we are having today (again! – it’s the third decent rain!) is welcome, though, as there is already a “fire of note” within 100 km of us.
The garden is loving it, too, although it is too cool for it to make much progress at the moment. Most people plant at the end of May but I have got most of my seeds in already. In the foreground are various kales and collards. They were planted before the drip hoses were placed so here the hoses lie on top of the ground. In all the rows behind, the hoses are buried. It remains to be seen how well those will work.Right at the top of the above photo is a green strip of the kale that wintered. It is currently producing more than I can eat.The cold frame in the greenhouse has been providing a daily salad for over a month, now, and the cold frame I planted outside is also doing really well. Despite assiduous efforts at growing sprouts and microgreens, one can never get enough leafy veg in winter. (It is a 3 and half hour-drive to the nearest supermarket – often longer in winter.) Having all this abundance, fresh-picked straight into my mouth, is a gourmet feast!