Large amounts of wet descended yesterday at dusk. A dreary cold and foggy day followed. Client #1 and wife came to see the Bulbapaloozathon despite the conditions. They were treated to an ethereal sight of a hillside covered in bright yellow daffodils through an ebbing and flowing dense layer of fog. These weren't conditions that invited a person to linger. I do think they were impressed with what they saw though.
There are times when the sun shines very bright up here. So bright a need could arise to turn the cozy cabin into a dark protective cave. Today's little project was hanging two inch wide oak Levelor blinds.
Three out of six windows were done. These blinds will also be of use when the lights are on at night and the leafy protective screening between me and the scenic byway is absent during the winter. I don't need any drive by peepers.
This project went smoothly until it came time to remove a section of the bottom slats for the shorter window. In the dark and the fog it was hard to get the cut strings threaded through the tiny holes in the bigger bottom slat that had to be put back on.
I finally figured out that a quick burn with a lighter to fuse the cut threads made getting the string through the tiny hole a whole lot easier. The remaining three windows to do are all short ones. Now I have figured out the easy way to put them back together after cutting off the extra slats. Hopefully it will go a little quicker.
The fog lifted late in the day and I went for a second stroll. It was still wet and cold and I didn't linger.
Familiarity breeds quick photography.
I know where to look for new things. Rare on Bulbhilla, regular large kind tulips mingle the smaller species tulips that are being given a chance to see if they will perennialize.
One of the species tulips is already getting ready to bloom. What will it be?
The other Erythronium, possibly pagoda or kondo is looking more robust each year. There is a native Erythronium to these mountains, so we do have the right conditions for the Trout Lilies.
The entire next week is looking to be a wet soupy mix. Very spring like. The fog has already returned.
It could slow the inevitable momentum of the 10,000 daffodils need to bloom.
Maybe there will be something of it left when the resident gardeners finally arrive.