Monday, May 7, 2018
This was the theme around here yesterday. Especially for Olga, who is still on enforced rest time. She's not begging for walks, so her leg must still bother her. She seems happy to lie around in the sun.
As for me, I stayed home all morning, pottering around in the garden and reading on our bench, and then I went to our coworker Colin's barbecue. He lives nearby so it was just a matter of walking over there. I couldn't talk Dave into going. Like Olga, he's in rest mode.
Our first campion of the season!
I'm pretty sure this is the Solomon's seal sawfly, which lays the eggs that turn into caterpillars that feast on the leaves of the Solomon's seal. So I guess we'll have those to contend with later in the summer!
I spent a while trying to get a shot of a hoverfly in flight. On the positive side, they hover, which means the camera can focus on them. On the minus, they tend to shift erratically every few moments, so you've got to be quick!
Our orange geums are blooming, which balances out all the blue and purple from the borage, the forget-me-nots and the bluebells. We've also got orange and yellow wallflower, which is going gangbusters.
Olga sat next to me on the bench, watching squirrels in the trees overhead.