Sunday, April 20, 2008

Moonrise and Sunrise

Moonrise (top picture above) is pretty late--I took this at 10:30 p.m. last night and it was still light enough out to actually get a picture (unprofessional photographers that we are). Sunrise was at 6:45 this morning. We've turned the heat off in the house and it is getting into the 70's inside during the day now (way too hot for us, so we open the windows); the long days are giving off plenty of solar power. The snow is finally melting, though we did have some perfect spring skiing in t-shirts on Friday. At this rate I'll have an awesome tan before summer gets here!

Speaking of solar power, I planted broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and herbs in flats on Friday afternoon, watered them and covered them w/saran wrap. This afternoon (only 2 days later!!) all but the herbs were pushing their way up out of the soil. The long hours of sunlight can result in legginess, so while it is wonderful to have sunshine, it can produce tall, weak plants so I have to keep an eye on them. I'll put them in the basement overnight where it is cooler to slow them down a bit. More on gardening in another blog entry soon!

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