Tiny Sequoias, Pond Cleaning, and a New Afghan Project

CPT A brought his sequoias home from the office this past week. He has two now (from an original batch of eight) that he’s nurtured from seed. They’re two years old, and it was time for them to be repotted…a nerve-wracking procedure as CPT A has grown…

“Benign Neglect”

Pepper met this little guy on the back patio the other day. I was so glad to see a frog back in residence. I hadn’t seen any by the pond this summer, and it concerned me. When I tried to come up with a reason…

Feed Me Seymour…

We were back at Tower Hill Botanic Garden this past weekend, taking in the Carnivorous Plant Show. What an event! Where else can you find barrels full of venus flytraps? Aren’t they cute…in a weird, Little Shop of Horrors sort of way? Turns out there are…

At the Pond

Pepper slipped back into biologist mode this afternoon. We were at the local pond, having our first swim of the summer, when she assumed her usual position in the shallows – the one she takes when she’s hoping to spot wildlife. Sure enough, within minutes, she’d…