this is a series of photos taken from the same spot in one week intervals: the one on the left 4/20, the right 4/27, then the next one down on the left 5/4 and the right 5/11. All are photos of one of our garden sites with raised beds – some in the process of being made. Even more dramatic is the difference of one week in the orchard: the photos of the peach blossoms on the left(4/20) and the right(4/27).
Of course, when you live here and see the changes day by day or even during the course of the day – well, sometimes, it’s hard to remember what it looked like a day ago.
This is the beautiful part of life; there is also the darker side – poison ivy; about a week ago, Kevin & I donned coveralls over regular clothes, wore gloves and went on a campaign to control the ivy. The last decade or so, poison ivy has been spreading and invading our homestead here. Some say it is due to global warming. It could be a long term trend – in any case, we are not liking it. Some of us here are very sensitive to it and occasionally have to get an emergency cortisone shot to cope. That’s not fun. Kevin and I (we HOPE we are not sensitive to ivy outbreaks) do our perceived community duty to curb the ivy invasion. We pull it up by the roots as much as possible – tho we know it will come back. We concentrate on the areas around the yard where folks walk most often. 5 days later – Kevin has no ivy outbreaks, I have minor rashes on one wrist and my neck. Hope it doesn’t get worse or spread.
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