The last few days have been kinda wild around here getting ready for the garage sale. Getting everything unpacked…and more corners cleaned out. It is all set. The sale begins at 7AM and I suppose I will have people waiting at the gate by 6:45. The weather is supposed to be 68 F or 20 C eh! We might have rain showers in the afternoon. There are two other large sales out in this area so we will probably get a good turn out.
The Hoary Puccoons are in full bloom. I first saw them peeking out on Sunday June 1 2014. I can tell you from the note in my Wildflower book that I first noticed it blooming on May 16, 2010…so was that an unusual year? Maybe. I think Aldo Leopold kept records on the Hoary Puccoon for nine years.
“Tell me of what plant-birthday a man takes notice, and I shall tell you a good deal about his vocation, his hobbies, his hay fever, and the general level of his ecological education.” Aldo Leopold
Of course the Hoary Puccoons are hard to miss, they grow wild in the ditches before the grass has a chance to grow real tall.
Puccoon is a Native American name for any plant that can be used for dye. The root will make a reddish dye. All the wool people would love it as a natural dye.
I stalked this American Goldfinch for awhile one day. They sure can sing.
The Oaks are filling out finally and with all the rain we have had in the last week the grass is growing like mad. I mowed on Monday and I will try to mow again tomorrow or I will have to make hay instead of cutting the grass.
I am feeling better. I am cautiously optimistic that I am on the road to recovery. Far Guy says “You are not that much better” My optimism sometimes gets a reality check by his pessimism. Time will tell. My head no longer throbs and my fingernails and teeth no longer hurt..so that means I am better!