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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Just as predicted, the weather was sunny with no wind. Although I would like to have stayed home, I knew that a windless day would be a good one to weed the very exposed boatyard garden.

Narcissus at home, with Nora's house in background

Narcissus ‘Pheasant’s Eye’ at home, with Nora’s house in background

Narcissus 'Misty Glen' at home

Narcissus ‘Misty Glen’ at home

Akebia in bloom by our garage

Akebia in bloom by our garage

and then...weeding at the boatyard

and then…weeding at the boatyard

We chatted through the fence with Amanda, a young woman who was working on the Pura Vida.  She had a sweet dog named Toes.  We learned that it is a salmon and halibut fishing boat that was rebuilt (not their word) from a sailboat.

Lots and lots of horsetail needed pulling.  That, a bit of shotweed, and some areas of creeping sorrel were the only problem weeds. The horsetail is uneradicable.

looking north

looking north

looking south

looking south

The temperature got to 70.5 F.  I was downright dizzy and am apparently very hard to please about the weather.  I took a break on the viewing bench to eat half a sandwich.

the bench beckons

the bench beckons

south view from the bench

south view from the bench

and west view.  This is where the boats are hoisted up.

and west view. This is where the boats are hoisted up.

Euphorbia characias wulfenii

Euphorbia characias wulfenii

pretty well weeded

pretty well weeded

Will have to be weeded again, probably, before the annual children’s parade goes by here on May 3rd.

The boatyard santolinas are all looking good.

The boatyard santolinas are all looking good.

Planted five Gaura ‘Whirling Butterfly’. one Jackman’s Blue rue, and an Agastache ‘Sangria’.

Because the weather had cooled slightly, we decided to weed the garden at the east end of Howerton Way.

before: 4:20 PM

before: 4:20 PM

6:03 PM

6:03 PM

I think I was too tired to untilt the photos.

We rewarded ourselves for a long hot day with dinner at Pelicano Restaurant.

from our cozy corner table

from our cozy corner table

window view

window view

Calamari salad

Calamari salad

cod, potatoes, lemon garlic cream

cod, potatoes, lemon garlic cream

 

 

 

 

 

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