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Diary of a Boy Gardener

We are in the Berkshires, the beautiful rolling hills of western Massachusetts where the season is short and the frosts sometimes win. Visit Sally and David's Gardens and see how two old farts spend their time helping what plants they can find their place in this world.

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Location: Hinsdale, Massachusetts, United States

Retired Service Engineer. Installed and repaired diagnostic x-ray equipment. Trained and supported others doing the same thing.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Modest Site Change

I have been making the admin section of the garden site easier for me so I have fewer barriers to posting and so I could dust off my php coding skills.
One result you will be able to see is that going forward the monthly thumbnails will have a date stamp extracted from the image so you will know when the picture was actually taken.
I am in process of adding more photo data which you will be able to view when you select and individual image. All this pulled from the exif data embedded in the image jpeg file.
Pretty neat stuff.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bird on my head

Good intentions haven't produced much here for all you faithful readers.
I could/should have written about the deer at lunch time last week or many other such things, but I didn't. But I can't let this incident pass....
This morning, as per the usual routine, I hung out the bird seed feeder. Sometimes there is bread to crumble on the ground. Todays was such a day and so I stood next to the feeder crumbling bread. It happened fast and I do recall the intense sound of wings fluttering, but, much more intense was what followed, namely a woodpecker landed on my head !!!
This is a first. He didn't stay long, more like hit my head, realized it was not the usual deal and flew back to the tree to figure out what that grey tangled mess must have been.
I could still feel the imapact zone a few hours later as I recounted the tale to Sally and Eric.
Then it was off to more gardening and already the memory fades.
Remember David, a woodpecker landed on your head