While pulling the never ending scourge of the mutated weeds, I snapped a couple of photos.
|Could these 'weeds' really be daisies? I pulled them anyway|
I did plant vegetables for three summers and fed them well. I don't know if this contributed to the mutated weeds. Summer before last I had an invasive beetle which pretty much destroyed my hydrangea, rose bush and anything nearby (except weeds). I like to use organic products, but I don't think they did the job.
|One lone flower, the bush has lots of new growth but just one flower|
I do continue to use white vinegar as my #1 weed killer. It burns them down to a crisp, but you need to be careful with splashing.
|I never expected to see a rose on this poor bedraggled bush|
First tomato. This is a patio variety, I am not doing any in-ground planting of veggies or herbs. Just flowers in the front.
Ah, a normal bug, walking on a bunch of weeds I just yanked out of the ground. Actually she was scurrying along quickly.
An angel keeps a watchful eye. This stained glass window belongs to my neighbor (as does the ugly fake 'green' fence.) Wish I could get a photo of the whole window.
|Francesca the fig tree|
Slowly but surely I am making progress. Still have lots of things to do, like washing the patio furniture.
I am looking forward to eating breakfast outside, reading and enjoying the fruits of my labor before the heat and humidity set in for a while.
I am hoping to catch a glimpse of Venus tonight. Weather permitting, Staten Islanders, along with folks across
The so-called "transit of Venus" actually occurs in pairs a few years apart (the last one was in 2004), and then the phenomenon does not reappear for more than a century. The 2012 occurrence, visible on
Staten Island near sunset, is the last time anyone on Earth will see the phenomenon until 2117 -- 105 years from now.