I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My sister Bee brought her new puppy to my dad’s house yesterday to play, both my second sister and dad said that it is ugly. I’m not sure if they meant literary. See, it is a custom for Laotian to say something is ugly when it is cute, especially for a new born baby so that the evil spirit won’t come and take the baby away. But I’m not sure in this case if it applied to dog and cat as well.
I guess in his case, it’s all speculation and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
She named him Patch because of his colors and I’m glad he has found himself a loving home.
Lee loves dog and cat, and drooling over him. Despite us being Asian, I hope you don’t take the drooling part literary, and no we don’t eat dog or cat. It looks like Lee has found her new playmate, and I’m sure they will be spending more Saturdays together.
He got her cornered.
My dad and second sister finally planted their garden.
A new trellis went up next to the lemongrass planting bed.
It is a trellis for snow peas. Snow peas is one of the earliest-known cultivated plants with evidence of having been cultivated in a region that is now along the Thailand-Burma border over 12,000 years ago. Source.
They do like to climb.
I’m beginning to think that this is going to be another year of fruitless Pomegranate.
At least they have pretty flowers and you could use the leaves to make tea.
My dad and second sister planted Asian corn, they had a good crops last year.
They planted a row of normal size cucumber, and the cucumber plants will climb on trellis. This makes picking so much easier, and a lot cleaner.
And long string beans, which my dad has better luck than me.
If you are wondering about my sister’s seedlings, they are still very tiny. My sister is baffled and not sure why it is taking them so long to grow. It doesn’t look like I will get to plant the Thai eggplants this year.
Bamboos are some of the fastest growing plants in the world, and kind of scary how you planted them in your yard and the next thing you know it appears in the middle of your neighbor’s yard. This one is at the edge of my dad’s yard and he poured a cement foundation for it so it wouldn’t be able to spread. It was a lot of work, but I think he sleeps better at night knowing that his bamboo shoots won’t be bothering this neighbors anytime soon.
The shoots came out early and he has enough to make Bamboo soup.
we still have some cold nights, and the frosts did a lot of damages to the new leaves.
I’m glad that the Rhododendron came out later, and were in full bloom on Saturday.
There are plenty of spring flowers blooming during this time.
It was dusk when we got home, and I’m glad that there was still some daylight for me to take picture of my purple Iris.
Bo’s Paeonia ‘Krinkled White’ finally bloom.
My Knockout Roses are in full bloom, and a few tall bamboo shoots in the background. We have been getting a steady rainfalls and this has helped the plants tremendously.
Photos were taken with CanonT2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.