Category Archives: Spring

WIND NW TO N 25 TO 35 KT, SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW SWELL

Eastbound, full rig, close-hauled, arse flung out leewards, with the luff scuppers three feet under water.

Solo sailor, wet, really wet

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Dandelions

Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia

Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia


They keep horses on these fields but as far as I know, dandelions have been connected to stringhalt in Australia? Uh, no, the plant that is toxic for horses is a different species Hypochaeris radicata also known as “false dandelion”which the flower depicted above is not.
Yes. I “jumped” over the fence and checked đŸ˜‰

Cloudscape

Beware! Very large picture!

Beware! Very large picture!


Spring seems to come, finally. Still a bit stuttering, though, average temperatures go up and down 10 degrees every two days.
On of the common situations in which a heart attack is not unexpected is while plowing snow. Now that I have survived that, ploughing might get me a second change.
At least I got the nearly thigh-high lawn mowed by now, the dead reed around the pond is mostly cut off, the rhododendrons got a handful of quite expensive compound fertiliser each, and this and that and those, too, but a lot is left to-do, still; the garden-year just started.