The comings and goings of a hard working kiwi whose just moved home
September 30, 2008
today was windy the house across the street appeared, the leaves are all gone from the trees. today is September 29. how long does fall/ Autumn last ? well i started taking these photos in mid August.
My definition of fall is when there is snow on the ground well this stuff wont stay, 3 weeks maybe, but 95% of the leaves are gone. the calender says that fall only started last week, not the case in Fairbanks.
It was cold today, 20 when i went to work i think it made it to 40 mid afternoon. the way everyone dresses has changed polar necks , warm sweaters. I parked the car in the garage.
Here i will end the the fall series, don't know if you are interested in photos of barren trees , there is kinda ugly time of year now, till we get snow on the ground to stay.
Freeze up will not be far away. Freeze up is considered to occur when the day time high does not reach 32. This will occur between Oct 1 and Oct 15 guaranteed. in 14 years it has not failed me yet. But for now i am done talking about the weather. hopefully there will be more interesting things in life.
September 29, 2008
today is sunny so I will enjoy it.
September 24, 2008
So today in the greenhouse they were looking rather sad. so i pulled the tomatoes, and picked everything.
I got 6 lbs of green tomatoes, that should ripen inside. the first person who gets to come visit gets to share them.
Rolled up the hoses and turned off the heat lamp that i had on for a good week.
( No i don't want to see my next power bill) for some strange reason i left the mint. i 'll look at that in a day or 2 . i have so much dried mint around it s not funny. if you look in my oven what will you find ... drying mint.
Today I had 2 comments at work about my screen saver. so thought I would share it with you. this was taken with mothers camera from the Deck of Catherine's place.(Auckland New Zealand ) just leaning over the edge. Tea tree, or Manuka is the tree and just run of the mill ferns that grow. People at work thought it was some amazing rain forest.
September 23, 2008
I sit here eating tomatoes, its 40 degrees in the greenhouse, and that's with the heat lamp on. i think tomorrow is the day I should pull everything.
The exciting news is that I have a few peppers , not very large , but I decided they were worth photographing for you. I picked 3 of them but not sure if they will be worth eating, but way too large to let freeze. i think the tomato's will ripen faster inside now.
Mint still grows for course.( photos taken at almost dark with flash)
September 17, 2008
Then i saw on cheep air .com tickets. with just on 2 hour connections all the way around
So for 20 hours of flying i am headed to London on January 10 for one month flying via Seattle and Atlanta with Delta airlines. for the price $1180. this is the score of the century. tickets are booked and paid for.
the next plan is to get to Greece. do i want a one way? or do i want to get a ferry to Italy and fly back out of Rome. i hate committing to dates. but i might haveto once i get to Greece I want to see if i can get a side trip to Istanbul. But i am hesitant to go by myself. ( single woman Muslim country, call me chicken if you want)
Other questions that come to mind Mikonos , Corfu? Mikonos comes highly recommended , but Corfu sound s somewhat touristy. Corfu is on the way to Italy. threare ferry's to Brinsi. and Italian trains are fairly reasonable to Rome. I'd like to go back to Florence, and Venice. but then i would have to back track to Rome to fly back to London.
Watch this space to see what happens. I leave January 10.
September 16, 2008
September 14, 2008
the New Morris Thompson Visitors center, and the view across the river.We have this little pond. I am not sure what it will do come freeze up
the cucumbers must have got cold some were along along the line but i had a wonderful crop , i lost count at 25. i have 2 pepper plants ( on the right beside the mint)and this week they seem to have fruit , not sure if they are going to be large enough to eat, there maybe more photos next week on that. as of today we still haven't had a frost.
and tomorrow is window day. I have a friend coming to install my new windows i bought earlier in the summer. the will be photos tomorrow. and a BBQ to organize as well.
September 7, 2008
September 6, 2008
yes my "york city walls" made the grade. I have a published photo , and yes i am going to brag about it. http://www.schmap.com/york/sights_panorama/p=156551/i=156551_24.jpg
I realy ought to get my s... together and book my tickets for vacation back in that direction. i am sure there will be more of that coming up. i have a but one week left of the waiting tables at the wedgewood , and then i will have lots more free time. booking tickets to London / Greece will be on my list.
Earlier this week i thought i was going to get sick. wednesday i was all blocked up and sneezing , then thursday was even worse. so i gave the boss warning and today i actually had a sick day. the first day i have had off work sick in 8 years. I slept till noon and took a nap this afternoon as well. Sleep is a wonderfull thing. and lots of vitamin C to go as well. I'm much better this eveing.