About a week ago, I finally finished planting my garden. I ran late (as usual) setting out some seedlings and all three attempts to start my typical heirloom tomato lineup from seed ran afoul of greens-craving kittens and rough winds. So I bought hothouse starts, which as of this date are doing well, except for two Romas suffering attacks from tomato hornworms. Last year, European paper wasps kept my tomatoes hornworm-free, but the harsh, snowbound winter appears to have killed off a lot of the fertilized queens. I’m very sorry to say we haven’t anywhere near the European paper wasp population that we had last year. The garden will no doubt suffer on account of this deficiency of wasps. Continue reading “Le Jardin 2010”
Wilderness Interface Zone is happy to announce the arrival of its spring photo gallery, now showing in the photo box in the upper right-hand corner of the page displayed on your screen. It’s a little late, I know, but flowers, tree leaves, migratory birds, and torpid amphibians and reptiles have only emerged in abundance here in San Juan County, Utah over the last three weeks. I did include some photos from the winter gallery I couldn’t bear to part with.
My son Saul took these pictures using a Kodak DX6490. He shot somewhere around four hundred photographs, from which we chose these seventeen. Many spring flowers haven’t yet bloomed. Hopefully, we’ll be able to get nice shots of can’t-be-missed subjects to add to this collection. Continue reading “WIZ’s spring photo gallery”