Monday, March 16, 2015

Web and ivy

I was trying to get a shot of these ivy leaves clinging to a tree trunk when I noticed the spider's web off to the side. What looks like it could be the spider on the lower left edge of the web is actually a leaf bud. I never saw the actual spider.

Look closely. The spider's web is on the left.

This week is looking good, weather-wise, and I have a lot of chores I'd like to get done. Today I'm planning a run to the déchetterie (dump) to get rid of some stuff that's taking up space in the garage and utility room. Later, during the week, I want to get the living room windows washed, and the curtains, too. It's time to plant tomato, pepper, and eggplant seeds in little pots so they will be ready when it's time to plant them outdoors. And, if I'm real industrious, I will change the oil in the lawnmower, sharpen the blade, and cut the grass for the first time this year.

I'm already tired.


  1. Sowing seeds is the most exciting thing on your list, at least that's how I feel. I plan to sow some tomatoes today. Ah, spring!

  2. Great photo :) Much more enjoyable than yesterday's dead toad ;)

  3. And I'm sitting on the couch reading your blog about doing useful chores. Maybe I'll get inspired, or maybe not.

  4. I like that word: dechetterie.

  5. carolyn, I'm happy once I've done it. I have to get over the inertia...

    judy, sorry about that. ;)

    chris, I'm essentially lazy. It's a wonder anything gets done.

    michael, it's a good word. It's not a landfill, but a place with huge dumpsters to separate all your refuse for recycling or disposal (often by incineration).


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