Ysilme (ysilme) wrote in photo_scavenger,

Catching up: Mail, Garden, and Stuff


Part of our decorative garden (or what goes for decorative in our very natural garden): the "blue" bed, as there's a blue hydrangaea waiting to be planted in the middle, with the other shrubs being white or blue, too (nothing of which is already or still in bloom when I took the pic). I chose this for stuff because at the moment, there's all kind of stuff standing around: some pots waiting to be planted elsewhere, lanterns on flat stones and small cat toy figures for  the two furries we had to give a late resting place this spring, and a dead branch in the middle placed there to protect the grave for the cat we lost last summer. Back then, the bed was still unplanted. The metal pole in the middle is a decorative, hand-smithed rod with a spiral on top, with a blue heart hanging from it. (We're lighting a candle for the first night a small soul is gone). In the background, Mattis is enjoying the view from his "cat sofa", a dry piece of wood he loves to lounge on.


My first bottle tower, growing flat leaf and curly parsley and dill (in front of the yet unplanted bed). I'm experimenting with things like container gardening, underground irrigiation and such stuff since a couple of years, and the idea of bottle towers looked rather practical: I aim at saving water, although the main motivation is making it hard for slugs to self-serve. So far, this worked perfectly, without any additional means.


This one took me some time. I finally decided upon this pic of my Christmas letter to a very dear friend in Malaysia, containing of a Christmas card, a letter, and this hand-made star ornament.
Tags: garden, mail, stuff, ysilme

  • Present

    My Christmas present from my hubby...

  • Green

    Prepping chard for dinner tomorrow...

  • Red

    Our little tree has lots of red on it...

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