Here we go again. The last time the power had gone out, we had experienced a considerable amount of rainfall and wind and lost power for almost 24 hours. You can read all about that here. This time it was around 6 pm when we lost power and we had experienced a really lovely day here in Maine without any weather issues. We asked each other, what now and how long is it going to be out this time? I had plenty of work to do and without electricity, that wasn’t going to happen. The sun was still shining and I figured I could grab my camera and take a few photographs around the yard. I also had to plant seeds, but I thought I would take advantage of the fading daylight first with my camera. We put in a new garden in the front of the house last year with a nice slate rock path. In order to control the weeds, I would like to cover the path with creeping thyme. I wanted to start growing the seeds inside and then I can make sure they don’t magically disappear. I don’t want to have to compete with the weeds and outdoor critters such as the slugs eating my plants. This way I will be able to check the progress of growth indoors. Luckily, the power came back on at 7 pm and on a positive note, I was able to take a few photographs and get a head start on the front garden.
A stream in Maine during the spring.
A red trillium flower (Melanthiaceae) blooming in the woods.
Succulents (Crassulaceae) growing in the woods.
A male northern flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus)
An American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in the front yard.
Early spring apple blossoms (Malus domestica).
A male rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus).
A male yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Birch Catkins (Betula) in May.
Fern (Embryophyte) in the spring.
An American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus).
Ferns (Embryophyte) in the woods.
Bluets (Rubiaceae) in the yard.
A chipmunk (Sciuridae) with cheeks full of bird seed.
Another view of a chimpmunk (Sciuridae).
An American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus).
A slate rock path in the garden.
The front of a dwarf creeping thyme seed packet (Thymus serpyllum).
The back of a dwarf creeping thyme seed packet (Thymus serpyllum).
A clear bag of dwarf creeping thyme seeds (Thymus serpyllum).
Holding dwarf creeping thyme seeds (Thymus serpyllum).
Planted creeping thyme seeds (Thymus serpyllum).