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this morning i went to empty the contents of my rain-filled, chartreuse watering can onto our thirsty potted citrus trees when i noticed the water wasn’t coming out very fast. leaves and debris tend to fall into the can, or rather, i pour them into it as i decant our rain tubs into the can. apparently someone went for a water slide, because this is who i found in the spigot:
well… what are YOU doing in there little guy?! i think he was as surprised as i was. thankfully, the plastic perforated covering pops off the spigot, with a little effort, of course. in no time i had Hyla freed from his confinement.
without any significant trees to place him by, i set him, with his perforated plinth, into a clump of Chasmanthium latifolium (inland sea oats). i wonder where i’ll see him next… whadoyaknow, i just went through my photo archives and realized that this must be the same guy i saw in august last year (but never posted about), as he has the same number & location of golden spots on his back and behind his right eye:
whadoyathink… is he attracted to the modern design of the watering can? hey ikea, i think you’ve got a niche market here…
thanks to the Herps of Texas website for help in identifying our garden critter. i’m stumped as to why he lives in our garden, because it’s far from a swamp, lake side, or stream edge. i guess the water in the can was a bit smelly, if not brackish from all the derbis in the bottom of the tub. none the less, i’m happy he likes it. and i’ll take that as my lucky four-leaf clover find for the day.
it was a bit chilly on my walk this morning, a whopping 40 degrees, so i decided to wade through the neglected hat and mitten bin to see what friends i could find to accompany me. after donning my favorite fair isle tam (hand knit by an everyday anthropologist) and the first mittens i ever knitted (that have seen better days…), i headed out the door. twenty minutes later, i was sufficiently warm but kept them on, because really – it’s a rare event when i can wear them.
inspired by the russet fall colors that are finally starting to show ’round these parts, i headed toward the garden to enjoy its spare colors.
then i remembered that a box containing thirty Narcissus tazetta ‘Italicus’ was recently delivered from the the bulb hunter. this weekend’s rains prevented me from planting them right away, but this was their morning to snuggle down into the soil.
frost is in the forecast for this evening and tomorrow morning, and the radio professor just mentioned a chance of snow (yeah right)… so snuggle in little bulbs, i can’t wait to see your pretty little faces.
a recent distraction led me to the pantone 2009 spring color forecast. seeing that it’s march already, i feel a bit unprepared, but i realize the fashion world likes to keep us on our toes. one of the featured designers at this years fashion week, tia cibani, was inspired by the canadian artist emily carr, and her “animated landscapes of trees and totems…” i’ve not heard of her before, but the designer’s description of her work quickly led me to google. i thought i’d share my findings with you:
i think the last image includes the most colors of this year’s spring season, according to pantone anyhow. i think emily’s muted tones better capture the mood of the current issues we’re dealing with, but i guess i can appreciate the fashion world trying to imbue a sense of positivity and opportunity… mimosa, anyone…?