Wednesday, August 19, 2009

TAKE A BREAK .....

It's past half-past August ... the summer season is winding down ... time to chill out here ... so says Chico. Therefore he has locked me in my double-wire pen.
Here is the golden ornamental hops .. it's up a 25 foot pole at the corner of our little old barn.
And, it's a doozy. In front there is a bit of a Bald Cypress tree ... came from the Arbor-day Society several years ago in the mail! Just some teeny seedlings.
Three have lived, even though the Arbor Day folks clearly did not study our climate and tree suitability! They are like a feathery-needled Cedar, but the needles turn brown and all fall off in the winter and it looks like heck until the spring growth again!

5 comments:

FrecklesandDeb said...

Sorry about the tempting Oregon Coast pictures! Deb got sick and things got behind.

bunnygirl said...

Chico is so cute, peeking around the corner like that!

The Fab Furs said...

What a life, to look out and see hops and hoppers.

Katie said...

Wow, I've never got seedlings in the mail before- that's pretty cool and the tree looks fabulous!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Nice tree. Chico is so cute too