Mom's straw bale gardening project this year has not exactly gone by the book. She followed all of the directions to the letter, but the composting process never kicked off the way it was supposed to. We decided the heck with it and went ahead and got seeds and plants in last week:
I believe it starts with a pumpkin plant on the lower left which will be trained down to the ground on the other side of the bales. Then two bell pepper plants. Then a squash plant that will also be trained to the ground alongside the pumpkin plant. That's followed by a cucumber bush and an "Early Girl" tomato plant that will both be caged or trellised somehow. Finally, the bale we put top soil on where Mom planted some onions, kale, and beets. I'll see what it looks like after a week when I get back.
Split Rock Lighthouse from a nearby scenic overlook:
The June moon the other afternoon:
I would like to play around with taking some more moon pics with the camera tonight, but these are what await me:
It was nice on the deck, down on the rocks, or anywhere else that was sunny today. However, the minute you stepped into the woods or just some shaded area the mosquitoes were ferocious. Some Deep Woods Off kept them from biting when I went fishing this morning, but they still swarmed to the point of aggravation. The problem is that spring came late and there's been plenty of water and now the first big hatch is in full swing along the North Shore. Just have to deal with it.
I may still give some photos a try...or I may just drink. It's a tough call.