Sunday, June 20, 2010

Up, Up and Away

What a day. The morning I spent deep cleaning and the afternoon I spent doing heavy labor in the flower bed out front. Both places look great. I'm beat.

I'm still digging myself out of my last download of photos.

I come home from work one Friday to this!

Hot Air Balloons! Gardner had a festival so balloon chasing ensued.Finally close enough for some good photos.

Too close! They actually bumped.Look at the flame.

Driving around looking for more balloons.Found more!
And now there is only one.
Now none.

Much driving with no balloons in sight. At this point we gave up and were headed to Laurence for dinner. Then we saw a balloon. It was so exciting that I forgot to take photos. In following that balloon we found them all...

Landing in a field.Going for a closer look.
The baskets are both bigger and smaller than I would have imagined.

The heater coils are nothing like I could have imagined. Rolling up a balloon. They are actually forcing all the fabric through a small ring.
Watching the last one land and it's the first balloon we saw.
It collapses surprisingly fast.
Then very slowly.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Digging Up Golden Treasure

I took these photos back in March and had planned on posting then. It didn't happen. They desperately needed thinning and I spent much of the day helping to dig them up. Now seems a good time to pull out the parade.

small ones

long trumpeted ones
pale ones
white ones
flat ones
shallow ones
big ones
ruffled one

I missed getting photos of the early ones and the orange tipped ones. So that means we dug up no less than 10 kinds of daffodils today and now have a hand full of bulbs to replant.

Ok, ok, a hand full of hundreds. Well... maybe not 500 but more than 100. Each clump was well over 10 bulbs. And that's just out of one flower bed. There is the second bed that needs to be thinned too. Maybe tomorrow. I'm all done in tonight.

I also cast on for my 3rd pair of Thuja's yesterday and even with no knitting time I already turned the heel. Worsted weight socks are just so fast!