We have lived here, close to the sea, about twelve years, but only on rare occasions have I seen seals on the ice. Today, nearing home, basking in the sun, was this black faced beauty.
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As I stopped to take photos, I could hear Edsel's rooster on the farm hill beyond, priming his pipes.....imagine that sound mixed with the snorting vocals of a seal in it's sunny bliss...
But, sunshine must not be spent taking seal photos alone, so hurried to the two tasks set out for today.. prune the wisteria and the spirea. This year we did a good whacking off of tendrils so maybe more blooms in 2011 than last year. The spirea is Gold Flame and when purchased, was told to trim early by one third every year to get that incredible gold red color in spring. Works for us every time.
We think.... we might plant under the hoop tunnel tomorrow if the fine weather continues. Stand by!