Author Topic: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08  (Read 83916 times)

Offline Sheriff Roland

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #100 on: July 30, 2008, 10:11:28 am »
Haven't been posting in here this year, mostly cause the flowers came in later than last year, but also because they were less impressive (some never even made a show at all), and of course, I did damage the viewer on my camera during the Alberta Pilgrimage last year, and I don't see as clearly what my picture looks like when I take it.

However ...

I was away during the end of July last year (Alberta Pilgrimage) so there are a few flowers that didn't get their due showing in the "My Great White North".

Took a few pics this morning (and earlier last week) and I thought I'd share.
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #101 on: July 30, 2008, 10:30:32 am »
Last week I finally got a good picture of the yellow bird.

Took a few of em through the screened window last year but they weren't worth sharing.

First the story.

I had never seen these yellow bird in the wild until about 4 years ago. Saw one (some?) while walking along an old railway track and thought he must be canary out of his cage ... His sing-song's dif'rent from the common wild bird.

Anywho, a couple a years ago, the sunflowers multiplied like crazy from a bunch of seeds I had planted the previous year.

And they started coming. They are much more flighty than the common little bird, so getting close to em is not easy. And even getting up to get the camera will scare them away for the rest of the day.

However ...  ;D

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #102 on: July 30, 2008, 10:32:43 am »
H's a cropped up copy of another picture I took that same day.

I'm about 15 feet away from him.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #103 on: July 30, 2008, 10:33:06 am »

That's really lovely Roland!  I love that you were able to get a shot of that yellow bird with the yellow flowers!
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #104 on: July 30, 2008, 10:38:32 am »
Here's a shot of the area I took the pictures from

It's my little nook in the front yard ... from which I can see people walking by (and those yellow birds, amongst others), and until about 11:00 am, I'm able to read outside shaded in the cool of the morning surrounded by my front yard's garden.


As soon as I had taken the pictures this morning, it started raining (yet again). And hard. We are definitively having record rainfall this July. (we were a single mm away from the recond last week.)
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #105 on: July 30, 2008, 10:47:46 am »
Awright, now to some of the plants.

As I claimed in "At this point in the road" last week, the veggies are promissing a bumper crop.

Here's a (poor) view of only the bottom of a few (I've got 24 plants this year) of the tomato plants.


it was dark - caise of the impending storm - & the flash went off.
Now if only they'd turn red. Only one month left ...
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2008, 10:50:23 am »
Four of those 24 plants are cherry tomatoes (and another two gigantic - as in about 5 feet tall - heritage yellow pear-shaped small tomatoes)

Here are the ground cherry tomato plants.

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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #107 on: July 30, 2008, 10:56:32 am »
Now the apple tree's not the biggest, and when it was younger, I thought the fruit not sweet enough, but last year's small crop had me smiling.

This year, this still small tree is producing prodigiously


I should be able to pick em in a couple a weeks(or 3)
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #108 on: July 30, 2008, 10:58:47 am »
Hers another view of the apple tree


and yes, it's just ONE tree
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Re: Tip toe thru my tulips - and more '08
« Reply #109 on: July 30, 2008, 11:02:25 am »
The pear tree's about a quarter (or less) the size of the apple tree, and I'm concerned about how the weight of the fruit if making the tree grow crooked, but I don't want to prune this tree, cause it's fruit has always been Sooo sweet.


can you say bumper crop?
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