Tag Archives: One Word Photo Challenge

Re-doing my paths ~ Sheet Mulching with Cardboard

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

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.

Pathway cardboard mulched.

~ then covered with hay

~ then covered with hay

Cardboard mulch & hay all the way.

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. :mrgreen:

Seedlings in their temporary raised beds.

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

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Color My World – Tropical Rain Forest Photo Challenge

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

Entry to Nature Reserve

Fruit-farming in a Forest

Fruit-farming in a Forest

Tropical forest greenery in the suburbs.

Tropical forest greenery in the suburbs.

 

Color Your World – Chestnut

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 😀

Chestnut

One Word Photo Challenge: Armadillo

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

busy eating

busy eating

One Word Photo Challenge: Copper

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.  🙂

Croton Leaves

Croton Leaves

Apricots

Apricots

Ladybug ready for Breakfast

Ladybug ready for Breakfast

 

One Word Photo Challenge: Shamrock

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.

Clover

Clover

Kale

Kale

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!

Cabbage veins

Cabbage veins

One Word Photo Challenge ~ Mauve

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.

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.  😉

One Word Photo Challenge: Melon

My usual Walk-in-the-Garden result for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge: Melon.  😀

Blanket Flower welcoming Spring

Blanket Flower welcoming Spring

Snow-on-the-Mountain

Snow-on-the-Mountain

Mulberries just beginning their ripening

Mulberries just beginning their ripening