Come along with me for a walk around May Dreams Gardens, where the temperatures are above freezing today.
Over by the side of the house, there's a hole in the grass. Where does it lead? How deep is it? Who dug it?
Voles? Perhaps. I've had voles before and know how destructive they can be. I should explore this further, maybe tomorrow.
Nearby, tucked in an out of the way spot, the prickly pear cactus, Opuntia sp., displays the muted colors of Christmas.These cactus will look worse before spring, but are quite hardy in my Zone 5 garden.
As I walk back toward the vegetable garden birds scatter from the feeders and fly up to the highest tree branches.I don't think they like having their morning brunch interrupted.
I did get a book on birds of Indiana for Christmas, so now I have no excuse for not figuring out what kinds of birds are coming to my garden. I'll have to look at this bird picture more closely to see what these birds are.
I don't need a book to identify this squirrel that has taken up residence near the vegetable garden.
Now I know where all those walnut tree seedlings that I found last spring in the garden came from! Go away, Mr. Squirrel, nothing to see or eat here!
It's too wet and cold to do much in the garden, other than walk around, but I did want to find a good place to mount all the components of my new weather station.I've put it together inside, and everything appears to be in good working order. It shows that the temperature is a balmy 70 degrees inside the house, with 39% humdity and no wind.
That's all very nice for this first amaryllis blooming the day after Christmas.
This is the lovely 'Green Goddess' purchased from Brent and Becky's Bulbs. It has two bloom stalks so I should have these blooms to enjoy for quite awhile.
Thanks for coming along on my walk. I hope you had a good holiday and can find some time to walk around your garden today. If you do, take us along with you!