Wednesday, May 27, 2009

First thing I saw this morning:

I think it's like those 3-D pictures, where you can't see it, can't see it ... then suddenly you can see it and you wonder why you couldn't before. Or maybe it's just a good year for deer. Let me know if you get bored with the deer reports.

Some spring greenery at the pond:

Garlic mustard report: I almost stayed home this morning because of the rain, but I hated to waste a nice cool spring day, and in the end I got in several hours of work with only a few brief showers that didn't slow me down. The ants, on the other hand, were quite subdued by the weather -- very helpful. The GM removal is going well. In fact, I think I'm ... dare I say it? ... nearly done. Of course I'm aware of the First Law of Garlic Mustard: "There's always more." Still, it's looking a whole lot better all of a sudden, and I think in another day or two I'll be ready to focus on something else. I've also been uprooting some dame's rocket, tansy and a little dog-strangling vine now and then. There's no danger of running out of work.

A stand of garlic mustard:

I must say, it's an attractive plant.

Meanwhile, over at the river ...

... a little more wildlife:

P.S. If anyone can tell me how to force Blogger to accept my paragraph breaks I will pay you a million dollars. I've read the FAQs, the help forum (where others have the same problem), tried everything I can think of ... and still my spacing is completely at the mercy of the Blogger gods. I finally added some "p"s (in pointy brackets) and things look okay to me now. If you're seeing weird gaps or paragraphs all stuck together, let me know.


CrazyBunnyLady said...

Great pictures. Lovely animals.

Marnie said...

Thanks for stopping by! There should be some bunny pictures as the summer progresses.

Rosemary said...

I am enjoying seeing the deer pictures (and all the others too).

Marnie said...

Thank you, Rosemary. It's always nice to get comments. I'll keep the deer pics coming if I can.