Monday, March 28, 2011

Necessary Housework, and Plants on Stones

Obviously something is missing here. This winter's snowstorms were hard on our bluebird houses . We had to wait for the snow to melt to find the house that belongs on this post. Temperatures here have been staying right around freezing . So far no bluebirds have been seen. Last year they came back on March 9.
Cold or not, we want the bluebird houses to be ready when the bluebirds arrive. Ed reattached the house to the post and cleaned out the remains of last year's nest. I walked around with the garden with the camera. Although not much is happening in the garden, I did find some moss growing on an interesting rock in one of Ed's stone walls. Small round holes in the rock have moss growing in them. The tiny green patch in the lower left of the picture is the larger plant in the picture below.




As time goes by the stone walls here become so much more interesting with the mosses and lichens that choose to grow on them.

1 comment:

PlantPostings said...

That is a nifty picture of the moss growing on the stone. I find mosses fascinating and lovely. Especially when you get up close as you have to see the intricate plant structures. Amazing that anything is growing in this cold!