Friday, December 7, 2012

Long Time No View

Albuca spiralis blooms inside a cozy cabin.  Despite a sunny, south western window it grows leggy. I think my double paned argon filled windows block a lot of the needed light spectrum. My job is to keep it alive until it can go back outside late next spring. It has certainly been warm enough for it to be outside, but once in for the season that's it.

Any plant I bring inside generally suffers. I try to avoid house plants. Somehow they gather.

I am much more interested in having greenery outside in the winter. I have been contemplating what other evergreen to add to the slope below the cozy cabin. You can see the bright yellow of the yucca and the deep blue of the juniper. I want to add another drift of something behind the junipers.

After several days of contemplation the front runner is Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'. Time will tell if that is what gets planted.

The kitties and I went hunting for coyotes this afternoon. I have heard them all around for the last several days. I wanted to go look for signs. They are known to leave gifts on the paths they travel. Kitties can sniff things I can't see. What I can see is how they react. I trust Miss Collar would have a strong reaction if it was warranted and baby kitties need to learn these things.

If a flower blooms all alone in the forest will anybody pollinate it? Is this the same flower from last Sunday? Warmish usually does crocus in. I suspect it is a fresh flower. Bulbarella does not plant single bulbs. She has trouble with a single species of bulb in one hole.

Long time no view. It just isn't the same since I moved next door or downhill. Eighty feet of elevation can make a lot of difference.

They found one place that smelled interesting before we headed home. Better though, Button used the outdoor facilities twice. After some coaxing once we got home Miss Dinah managed an outdoor deposit too. It is surprisingly difficult to get litter trained cats to do their business outside. Obviously they are not related to bears.

I don't mind being a bear in the woods, marking the perimeters of our territory. Maybe it will help keep the coyotes away.


Lola said...

Interesting stroll.

"Daffodil Planter" Charlotte Germane said...

Thanks for the stroll -- and that view!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Kitty scat won't bother a coyote. He will be looking for those tasty mosels.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lisa if I can get the litter box out of the house it is worth the risk of a coyote smelling kitty poo. I read up on coyotes and it seems what I need is wolf pee.