Landscaping ideas

We walked around town the other day looking for landscaping ideas.  It’s getting a little nicer out, the days are longer, and we’ve even heard whispered rumors that the sun has been shining here and there.

Our property doesn’t get much direct sunlight, but the plot is pretty well cleared and we get a lot of daylight.  We’re going to build a fenced courtyard between the house and garage so we can plant things that would normally be considered deer food.  I’m considering getting a large tiger to help fend them off.

The really nice thing about here is everything stays green, even through the winter.  That will be a nice change.

That compass was kind of neat.  I bet those things are cheap, too.


RaccoonOut here, we have more critters than neighbors.

Same raccoonIsland raccoons are not like Denver raccoons.  The urban ones are friendly, happy, and eat everything they see.  Island raccoons are bad tempered, have an attitude, and eat everything they see.  I’m pretty sure this one would have tried to force his way inside the door if I left it open for a minute longer.


Socked In

A thick fog rolled in the other day.  The air was calm and quiet.  Nice thing about a fog is it traps the heat in, gets nice and warm.  And you totally expect a horde of undead zombies to come crawling ashore from a wrecked pirate ship.  Some of these old growth forests are spooky enough as they are, dark as a cave and crawling with critters.  I’d hate to be in a boat out there, when this fog rolls in.