Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- April 27, 2016


I can't blame the bunnies for this.  The famous Wyoming wind combined with a heavy snowfall to bend the daffodil stems so badly that they had no chance of holding up the blossoms.  What's a person to do?

I suppose if I had had florist tape or wire, I could have used that.  But since I had neither, I wrapped the stems in masking tape.  It worked!  That might be an unusual form of Daffodil First-Aid, but it meant that I could enjoy the flowers for well over a week.

Have you ever had to perform first-aid on flowers from your garden?  If so, what did you do?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- April 20, 2016


Do you see anything wrong with this picture?  If you look closely, you'll see that my friendly cottontails have cut off and discarded grape hyacinth flowers and stems, making them look a bit like trees that have been cut by loggers.  They've also devoured the rest of the foliage.

Got to love those bunnies!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- April 13, 2016


Aren't these beautiful?  In case you're not familiar with them, they're dwarf iris.  They also come in a lighter purple and yellow, but this seems to the predominant color.

Remember how I told you that cottontails preferred white crocuses to the other varieties?  When the dwarf irises first opened, the rabbits wouldn't touch them, regardless of the color.  (No complaints from me, I assure you.)  But during the most recent snowstorm, one bunny would dig through inches and inches of snow to devour purple dwarf iris.  I have to admit that it was cute to see the brightly colored blossoms disappear into his mouth.  Fortunately, by that time the snow had taken its toll on the flowers, so losing a few to a hungry bunny wasn't a tragedy.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- April 6, 2016


This may look like an ordinary white crocus to you, but in my yard it's an almost-endangered species.  For some reason, cottontail rabbits (at least the ones who live here) have a strong preference for snacking on white crocuses.  They won't touch the yellow or purple ones, but the white ones disappear almost as soon as they open.

Anyone know why?  Do you think it's the color that attracts them, or is it possible that they smell and/or taste different?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- March 30, 2016

Our final quote for the month comes from beloved author Dr. Seuss who says,  "The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."  Do you agree with him?

I hope you've enjoyed this month's exploration of the quotation wall at the Laramie County Library.  If you're ever in Cheyenne, stop by.  The interior of the library is even more fascinating than its exterior.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- March 23, 2016

Where are you going today?  If you agree with James Earl Jones -- and I do -- you won't know until you start reading.  So, pick up a book and start the journey.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- March 16, 2016

As we continue our exploration of the quotation wall at the Laramie County Library, I couldn't resist sharing this one with you.

What do you think about the concept of the brain as a container?