Friday, May 29, 2009

Terrance Weighs In

Caught up with Terrance last weekend (5/25). His weight is now 12.75 oz (363 g), up 0.15 oz (4 g) from a week earlier (5/18). Maybe all that turkey, shrimp, and strawberries.

Meanwhile, the garden is growing prolifically with the warm weather and occasional bit of rain. The catalpa behind the swimming pool is particularly lush with blossoms this year. The smoke tree is also doing well.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Late Awakening

Finally spotted Terrance today. He apparently spent the winter just off the porch in the eastern-most part of the Vinca bed. That's only a foot or two from last year's spot. Must be a good one.

This is the latest I've ever known him to awaken. Last year he was up and about in early April. At any rate, he weighs 360 gm (12.6 oz), which is about average.

Meanwhile, the pool is open, although its only 60 F. With temps in ABQ expected to be in the lower 90s by the end of the week, it'll be swimable by next Saturday, in time for Mothers Day.

Also open are the iris. This year the bronzes are particularly strong.