Yesterday, I decided that the McArthur palms needed to be cleaned and trimmed.
Took the step-ladder out to the base of the palms, and got to work.
In another hour the job was completed.
McArthur palms (Ptychosperma macarthurii)
Cleaning and trimming the fronds allows for better ventilation and now I can see through the foliage better
Saw Brownie sniffing around intently by the wall where the Japanese Fern tree is planted.
On further investigation, I found that Brazen had left the remains of a mango that he had eaten.
Note how clean the mango seed has been eaten, this tells me that Brazen and company are very hungry, since they mostly only take a bite or two and then discard...not this time however. Even the skin was cleanly eaten.
We have been experiencing some serious heat and outside is dry with no rain in sight. The neighbourhood fruit trees are empty, so they're making the most of what they do find to eat.
I then noticed that one of my newly planted angelicas had been pulled out of the ground, and had sustained some damage.
Replanted the poor angelica, knowing that there was no guarantee that they would be left alone, since Brazen and company were seeking water and food, and they would probably strike again.
Note the dry grass and the cracked earth
After cleaning up the palm fronds from the ground, my nostrils were assaulted by a heavenly culinary smell....daughter dearest was at it again in the kitchen. What could be better than a freshly-baked snack after a hard morning's work?
Hot and tasty baked cinnamon churroWith a cold glass of mauby, the churro disappeared in a flash.
All in all, a good morning.