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A show-and-tell of Patient Saver's week in review

August 18th, 2021 at 12:24 am

I had some major tree work done earier this week, spending more on "trimming" and cabling a very large silver maple than I have on any tree takedowns in the past 25 years.  I'm glad to have it behind me. It's very hard to even see the cables, but they are there, four of them to help support the massive limbs of this 200-year-old tree.

There were 2 guys in the tree (look for the orange) and 2 on the ground, chipping.

My garden is still producing well. Picked 49 cherry tomatoes today, the only kind I'm growing since the chipmunks like to gnaw the big ones. I can no longer keep up with them by eating them, so now I can cook some down on the stovetop and then freeze them for soup.

Today was a work-at-home day with Luther on my lap, as always.

Finally, after waiting all summer, the black swallowtail butterflies have arrived, laying their eggs on the parsley plants I grow just for them.  I have caterpillars in various stages of instars on my 4 parsley plants. One plant has a dozen caterpillars while another has just 4 while one has none that I can see. They are just the cutest little buggers. There are 2 of the larger ones here in this photo. They are nearly full grown and will leave the plant soon to find a suitable spot to form their crysallises.

And finally, in the interest of show and tell, here's a gigantic elephant ear plant.

This week I'll be driving up to UConn to drop off a bunch of my mother's art that I'm donating. The hard part is cleaning each and every piece and then carefully packing it up for the trip. It will take a lot of time to do, so I'm starting it tomorrow so I don't have to rush.


This is a woven painting, one of a series she was inspired to do after traveling to Morocco.


3 Responses to “A show-and-tell of Patient Saver's week in review”

  1. Turtle Lover Says:

    I was just thinking about you and the butterflies ....
    and I"m glad to see a photo of Luther too 😸even if it's the back of his head ha ha

  2. Dido Says:

    Glad you got the tree work done.

    It's nice that Luther will be a lap cat. Only my Phoebe ever willingly climbed into my lap, and she didn't do that until she was older. Buffy will let me pull her into my lap and hold her there for a couple of minutes before she breaks free. My other two cats never went into my lap at all. All my cats have been affectionate, but always on THEIR terms.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    That is one huge elephant leaf! Yikes!

    Your tomato crop looks fabulous. Between the chipmunks, squirrels, and birds, we struggle to keep them out of the garden and away from the tomatoes. DH has been picking them before they are ripe and bringing them in to save them.

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