Friday, April 29, 2011

Area Flooding

 This is Paradox Lake which is a quarter of a mile from here I used to live.  The Lake is just east of my old house where DS lives now.

This boat house has living quarters over it.  The water is normally at least 8' below the opening you can see for the boats.

This is three lots west of my old house and is normally a field.  The Outlet to the Lake is just to the back of the field and the next few pictures will show the property next to this field to the river.

These last 3 pictures are the Camp Site between the field and the River.
This is across the road from the other burned out barn

This is the River itself.  Where you see the equipment across the river is part of the river now as well as a field beyond there.  That parking lot is about 8' above the normal height of the river.  In the summer you can walk across this river here and not get your knees wet.

These next pictures are of Schroon Lake which is right in town.

Boat house on the Island out from the town boat launch.  Yes a boat can usually fit underneath there in fact a paddle wheel boat goes in there in the summer.

This is our down dock and boat slips.  At least somewhere under there.

This was the Boat Launch and the Boathouse Theater.  There is a retaining wall at least 4' high on the left side of the building.

This should be the town beach

This is a little further south of the village.  That is a gas pump there and there is a dock somewhere the next picture is the waiting platform and you can see the stairs leading down to this dock.

There is a beach here and I think this wharf is about 6' above the water in the summer.

Walk about 4/28/11

Trouble and I took our second walk about for this season yesterday and things are starting to look even with all the rain and no sun.
 Crazy Daisy
 Egyptian Walking onions
 Alaskan Shasta Daisy self seeded last summer and should blossom this summer
 Large Alaskan Shasta Daisy and Daffodils coming up
 More Daffodils
 More Egyptian Walking Onions
 Tulips and Daffodils
Maybe spring has finally come to the Mountain.  Now if it would only stop raining ad the sun shine.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Things are looking up in the greenhouse

 Replant of tomatoes 1 weeks ago.
These are Perfection Series Marigolds that survived the freeze up 2 weeks ago.  They grow to about 16" tall with up to 3" blooms
 White Cape Daisies
 All replants after the freeze up
 Peppers, Egg Plant, Petunias and Chive
 Bell Peppers and Hungarian Wax Peppers
.One of my favorite to transplant.  NOT  Wax (Fibrous) Begonias.    They have their second and third set of leave believe it or not.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I think spring has sprung in the mountains

Trouble and I took our first walk about for the season this morning. I was able to get around the snow and get to the lower vegetable garden where I had done a winter sow of flowers. The snow has been off there for a couple of days and I have lupines sprouting. Nothing else yet but will be patient. We also went to the vegetable garden that is finally free of snow to check the perennials I had healed in pots and all last fall. The Mountain Laurel looks great. Also the heuchera I received from a friend in Nebraska was showing through the leaf mulch and the Iris from a friend in Montana were starting to grow. The portion of the onion that is free of snow shows the Egyptian onions are starting to grow. Spring has finally arrived on my little corner of the mountain.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Plants never cease to amaze me

I started replanting seed on Saturday to try to get some plants for the season after the freeze up Friday morning. I was amazed when I got up the morning to find these.

These are several different types of marigolds and they germinated in only 2 days.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The trials and tribulations of a greenhouse in the north

Yesterday was not a good day. Woke up to one greenhouse with a temperature of 24 degrees. Needless to say there was a lot of dead plants yesterday. I thought at first it was my fault I hadn't checked the heater after having it off during the day. However the more I thought about it it was running when the temp inside was in the 40's and wasn't running when I got up in the morning with the temp only 24. Needless to say the heater went back to Wal Mart yesterday for a full refund. Today will be a day of replanting a lot of seed and praying that it grows fast enough to be ready to plant in less than 2 months.

The good news is I got shelves up over head to put things on that I don't want to get wet when I water.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just doesn't look like spring yet

It has been raining so was hoping some of the snow would leave. It is a slow process this year. As I sit here typing the rain showers we have been having this morning have changed to snow showers and the temperature is dropping. This is looking out my front door.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Moving Day

Spent the day moving all the seedlings into the greenhouse. Total of 26 trays. Still need to get all of the equipment moved in. The potting medium is getting wet so it will be ready for transplanting starting tomorrow and I have a lot of that to do.

Also got about 60 geranium cutting stuck. Just hoping at least half make it. All would be nice but a little wishful thinking.