Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Late November Eye Candy

The little things make life pleasant.
While walking along the deck this bright Nasturtium flower caught my attention. 
Isn't it weird, I thought, their seeds are so reluctant 
to germinate in the spring. 
It takes forever to get them going. 
But once they are established they seem pretty hardy. 
Maybe it is because it is snugly covered up 
with dry leafs.

 Later, sitting on the couch with a cup of coffee,
 looking out of the window,
 I had this view of a beautiful sunset.
Eye candy on a blustery November day.

Friday, November 18, 2016

November - flowers

As I write this it is November 18. 
The days are much shorter and
you should think it is cold and snowy here in Canada, 
but no, it is mild and
there is life in my vegetable garden.
So, for the record I went outside and took some photos.
Lettuce and some spinach plants are still growing. 
The spinach unfortunately is favoured food of the
voles or field mice. Arrgh!
There are quite a few holes in my garden beds. Not good,
not good at all!
Calendula flowers and
Even a few Nasturtiums are hanging in there.
In the flower beds "Sweet William", dianthus, are showing a few late 
flowers as well.
No wonder that we are able to snack on fresh lettuce and parsley.
The tomato is the last one of my summer tomatoes.
November in Canada is not so bad at all!

Auntie's translation

Es ist der 18.November und man sollte meinen wir hätten jetzt schon Schnee hier in Kanada. Doch wir werden verwöhnt, es ist noch so mild daß in meinem Garten noch der Salat wächst.
Auch einige Blumen haben noch Blüten.
Kein Wunder daß wir noch gartenfrischen Salat und Petersilie
genießen können. Die Tomate ist meine letzte aus eigener Züchtung.
Der kanadische November ist gar nicht so trüb und traurig!