Right now, I am a busy Cardboard Hunter a.k.a. Dumpster Diver. Those dump bins used by stores, emptied by forklifts are so huge and deep, it’s really quite a feat trying to get discarded cardboard boxes out of there (& not fall in). Slow and steady … hey! I’m just helping to recycle …
My 2nd retrieved batch
It’s summer and with Florida’s seasonal downpour, I’ve found it’s the best time to “re-pave” my pathways. Yes, I use cardboard as sheet-mulch as it is biodegradable, blocks weeds and allows me to do my part in recycling.
Pathway cardboard mulched.
~ then covered with hay
Hay, hay, hay it’s magic ♫
Now, to wait for tomorrow’s rain before I walk all over it in rubber boots to “shape” it.
Oh, and I use cardboard low boxes as biodegradable raised beds too. They blend in, disintegrate, become soil and my plants can’t tell the difference.
Seedlings in their temporary raised beds.
Oops! By coincidence I saw Jennifer Nichole Wells’ site so I’m joining in the fun.
One Word Photo Challenge: Cardboard
When I saw the entry to Color My World – Tropical Rainforest submitted by Cee’s Photography, I could not resist joining in the fun. Afterall, I’ve lived most of my life in the Tropics.
OK, I know this pertains to the color “Tropical Rainforest” and I’m not sure if actual Rainforests matches the color of the Crayola but I just love Tropical Rainforests.
Entry to Nature Reserve
Fruit-farming in a Forest
Tropical forest greenery in the suburbs.
Since I saw the line … “anything, as long as it has to do with the color of the day” in jennifernicholewells.com‘s challenge, I just could resist posting this photo of an actual vendor, preparing his chestnuts in a wok with hot-stones, Asian style. Even his T-shirt had little chestnut colored Mickey 😀
Jennifernicholeswells.com put up an irresistable challenge today ~ Armadillo
Yes, we have a visitor sometimes, who always visits the same spot(s) when making his/her calls. It’s a real life Armadillo! Unfortunately I usually do not have a camera in hand (cameras & shovels do not make good tool companions) and I try to stay away to let him/her eat in peace. But I have 2 shots to share.
slowly crawling under mulch
A walk around the garden this morning to look for Copper colored items … I sure hope these are Copper, or at least close to it. 🙂
Ladybug ready for Breakfast
One would think getting pictures of Shamrock (green) colored items is easy in a garden, right? Nooo … after taking and comparing with the Shamrock color-square, the closest I can get (unless I’m getting color-blind) are just these few.
And this one really caught my eye … Shamrock wax-coated underside of a cabbage leaf which also looks like a bad case of varicose veins!
It’s Spring and after a heavy downpour yesterday, all things in the garden are springing to life. Oh what joy!
As for color recognition, now that’s a different ball game and I hope I did get pics of some Mauve items.
Vietnamese Basil Blooms
Purple Heart Blooms
I have learned so much from Photo 101 lessons in the last 3 weeks & have come to admire and appreciate all these beautiful photo submissions I see on blog challenges. It is my hope that one day I can take really good pics too. 😉
My usual Walk-in-the-Garden result for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge: Melon. 😀
Blanket Flower welcoming Spring
Mulberries just beginning their ripening