The last couple of days have been a bit rough but things are looking up today.
When I went to feed the fish this morning (freshwater fish, kind of boring :-) ), I noticed small dark shapes darting around on the bottom. Baby fish! So, instead of going shopping first thing, I spent a good 30 minutes trying to scoop them up and putting them into the baby net before the big fish will eat them. Even though I only buy peaceful fish, they still eat their young. I managed to catch about 10 before giving up. And then realized that I have no idea what to do with them once they are fully grown (if they make it this time. Haven't had any luck the two previous times.), the aquarium is only big enough for about 12 - 15 fish and there's no way we'll set up another. I'm sure I'll think of something. There's time.
And I just noticed that the lilacs have big buds - I love lilacs and sweetpeas. The climate here is right for both of them. And since I've discovered that ornamental garlic keeps the aphids at bay, the sweetpeas have been thriving every summer.
And on top of that, the quail family that seems to live at the bottom of our yard was out.
There's just something about new life, isn't there?
Garden progress, slowly but surely
3 days ago