Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Maple Hill Hop 12

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome back to  
The Maple Hill Hop,
where we share what's going on outside our doors.

gerbera daisy

I took these pictures yesterday when the sun decided to visit.
With temperatures hovering around freezing last night, 
this may be the last blast of color for a while.

This parsley will be ready for the caterpillars come spring.

Several more of these eggplant have been planted throughout the garden,
but this is the first one bearing fruit.

The zinnias are hiding a surprise.

Nothing like home-grown lettuce.

 The snap peas are doing well on the bamboo tepee.

The avocado is showing signs of new growth.

Unfortunately, some sort of grasshopper has eaten the leaves of our green bean plants.

The purple salvia gets cut back a couple of times a year
and comes back better than ever.

dried zinnia head

We've been enjoying hearing the cardinals singing near the birdbath.

What's going on outside where you are?