Friday, May 14, 2010

Spring... Finally!

It's only 6 weeks late, but spring has come to the Pacific Northwest at last. I planted my vetable garden yesterday, and lo and behold, the first of the rosebuds has opened up!


The fields have been too wet to take work until this week, so now the mad scramble begins among the farmers in our neighborhood to get the work done that should have been done last month. Yesterday morning, the first calm sunny morning of the season, our neighbor had his field dusted. Unfortunately I had the wrong lens on the camera to get really good photos, there wasn't time to change it, and I really wanted to snap some shots.

I swear, these guys look like they are having the MOST fun as they swoop and dive over the landscape.  Here, he has just finished a pass.


A nice tight turn to come back to cover another swath...



...and down down down to spread another plume of spray over the field. The whole process only takes a few minutes, and then he is on to the next field.


I have been working on a new sculpt this week. I thought I was happy with it when I baked it, but now that I look at it again, I think I might try again. I need to learn to set my eyes deeper into their sockets. Every time? Every time. Sigh...

2 comments:

Serena said...

Congratulations on your first roses for the season, Judi. I tried growing roses once before but they hate humidity and we have a very humid climate. My poor roses were constantly getting attacked with 'black spot' where their leaves end up falling off. I would apply all the 'fixes' and 'recommended preventions' but none seemed to work. :(

MaryO said...

I don't have good luck with roses, either. So glad you have some to enjoy. We're hearing/seeing crop dusters here now, too! Deni saw one on the way to visit us today and didn't know what it was until she saw the spraying. Thought it was just some crazy pilot!