I took this photo about three weeks ago and haven’t posted it in hopes that the eggs would hatch but nothing doing so far. These are an annual occurrence, usually on the asparagus ferns or the string supporting the cucumbers. This time it was on the very fine deer netting. It is impressive how well they fit together – almost a honeycomb pattern.
I found this little seedling today in the garden that must have been a volunteer. The flowers have a wonderful licorice flavour but have very little aroma.
The resident Steller’s Jay is becoming bolder in it’s peanut pursuits.
In the early 1970’s my sister-in-law’s father was building a new large house. When the roofers put on the cedar shakes they were placed too close together and the building inspector made them re-shake the roof. The “old” shakes were ripped off and new ones put on. My brother salvaged the old shakes and was able to re-roof his own house. There was still some left over so in December of 1975 I roofed our house with them.
In 2005 I re-roofed a portion our house that had less of a slope. Not looking forward to doing the very steep sloped parts of the house I found excuses not to do so. A trip across Canada took up one Summer and buying a boat filled the next three. Procrastination worked until this Summer when I knew I really had to bite the bullet. This past week I have been practising my parkour skills and started the process. The roof definitely needed doing but I’m very impressed with the durability of cedar. These shakes are forty years old and many have lichen, mushrooms and mosses growing on them but when seen on edge the wood is still in wonderful shape. Unfortunately there were enough in poor condition that I’m proceeding but I’ll have enough kindling to last the rest of my life.
On the flat
On edge – still looks as good as new