The other evening I was idly looking at my vegetable garden and suddenly thought, "That's not how it looked this morning." Some things were nibbled to the ground...
... others were sans leaders (the growing tips). My digicam wanted to focus on the stake rather than the plant, but you get the idea – something is missing.
If that weren't calamity enough, there was a fire in a building that houses the Malabrigo offices and mill, see their website and blog. Fortunately, no one was injured, property damage is limited, and insurance covers both inventory loss and business interruption.
I also wore a hole in one of my much-appreciated Sockapalooza 4 socks.
Gah. It's time for some flower pix! Here's a view of the Presby Iris Gardens. Bloom was uneven this year – judging from the condition of the plants, I'd guess the next really good year will be 2010.
When DH and I moved roundabout Exit 151, the garden was unfenced. Over the years there was occasional trouble with marauding deer and with destructive vandals, so the garden was eventually fenced. But this spring a thief with a connoisseur's eye dug up several valuable varieties. The garden director insists no true gardener would do such a thing – and probably not a merchant either, the perp is likely an unprincipled collector. To which I say what I always say, May müths eat their stash!
Today is the dark of the moon and also the statewide Primary Election Day in New Jersey. Y'all know the routine – polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.