Yes, that's a palm tree in my back yard. And those round things are part of a cactus plant. A cactus plant that is blooming most attractively right now. (At least you can see the big fir trees reflected in the window. That proves our northwest location, right?)
We have a place in the yard that faces south and is up against the white brick of the house, and obviously desert plants feel right at home there. (There are clouds and rain in the rest of the yard and city, in case you're thinking of moving here for the weather!)
In other parts of the garden today, things were white and yellow:Alert reader, R, (okay, she's my sister) sent some animal photos to diversify Buddy's domain. He wasn't terribly impressed.
And here's Chuck, another frequent visitor to her yard:
And just to let you know that I haven't forgotten the main point of this blog, here are the socks that I finished Friday, just in time to post for the third two-week period of Summer of Socks.
Pattern: Pillars of Fire
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash, Pillars of Fire colorway
Purchased from: The Loopy Ewe sock club
This was a fun, quick knit and turned out great! Happy Sunday, everyone!