Friday, July 22, 2016

Electric Yellow & New Transformer

The black eyed Susans, Rudbeckia hirta, are in full bloom. The plants are now about 3 feet tall and 4 foot wide. They are an electric yellow color.

As you can see the black eyed Susans are covered in blossoms. This photo shows two plants. These flowers make excellent cut flowers with a long vase life up to 10 days.

I spotted a American Goldfinch in the garden yesterday. I borrowed this image because I didn't have my camera. This is the first time I've ever seen a yellow finch, what a bright and active little bird he was.

In other news when I was firing the kiln today it started to go down in temperature. I had to shut off everything else in the house and then the temperature started to climb again. I had the electric company come by after I finished firing. The electric guys changed the transformer with an upgraded model (no cost to me). Hopefully this fixes the problem. If I didn't have a digital kiln I would never have known I wasn't getting full power here. Lack of full power can damage appliances and shorten their life.

I'll be in booth 9 at the Blairsville Farmer's Market tomorrow from 7 am to 1 pm. Hope to see you there. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

10 comments:

  1. Fingers and toes crossed the temperature fluctuations didn't affect the firing.
    Love your rudbekia - and the goldfinch.

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    1. Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, so far so good.

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    1. Hi Joanne, thanks the sales were super.

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  3. That sure was fortunate about your kiln.

    Finches are lovely little birds...I've not seen any in a long, long time.

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    1. Hi Lee, thanks, there are really liking the catmint shrubs going to seed.

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  4. Love black eyed Susan.
    We know it's spring when we see the finch show up.
    Best of luck for your firing.

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    1. Hi Meredith, thanks, first time I have ever seen them looking forward to many more encounters,

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  5. Like Meredith said, there are lots of yellow finch in this area. I really need to put up a finch feeder. I have visited friends and seen so many at their feeders.

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    1. Hi Michele, thanks, now that they have found the herb plants they are a daily visitor, you might try planting some of the catmint.

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