Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Plant of the Week.

Blooming now after a blossom of little creamy balls. What is it? I really don't know.


My Quote of the week:

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller

Another sunny day and Bristol airport is open again.

At length the sun, gazing upon the earth,
Dispersed those vapours that offended us.

William Shakespeare The comedy of Errors. Time to do a spot of spring cleaning.
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26 comments:

Queenie said...

Gorgeous photo, lovely quotes.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Tis delightful, that's what it is Pat.

Pat said...

Queenie: I hope you are having this weather also.

Jimmy: I'm smiling fondly at you.

sablonneuse said...

Shakespeare must have had visions of the future. . . . .

mapstew said...

C'est formidable! :¬)

xxx

Scarlet Blue said...

Now I really don't expect to find creamy balls here, Pat!
Sx

Maggie said...

I did too much yesterday and am reduced to a brace today. I'll shuffle books today one handed. Lovely plant....I don't know what it is either.

Pat said...

Sandy: not much escaped him - past present or future - he had a handle on it.

Mapstew: but what is its name?

Honestly Scarlet!!!!!

Pat said...

Maggie: I nearly missed you. MTL asked me if I had been resting my shoulder today.
'No I did the bathroom,' I told him. I hope you are more sensible;)

kenju said...

I don't know what that plant is either, Pat, but I'm going to send the photo to someone who may know.

Kim Ayres said...

I don't remember Shakespeare remarking on Bristol Airport, but to be honest I didn't take in that much in English lessons at school. In fact I got an Ungraded for my English Lit O Level, so I claim no authority on Shakespearean quotes...

Pat said...

Judy: thanks - that would be great;)

Kim: I enjoy then much more now it isn't obligatory to learn them. If he didn't mention Bristol airport it's only because it wasn't there - not even Croydon was.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pieris. And if you get your nose in close enough the flowers smell of heather honey.

Eryl Shields said...

I spring cleaned yesterday, my back's killing me today, and rather annoyingly the dust is already beginning to show itself.

Have you memorized Shakespeare's entire output?

Four Dinners said...

It's a very nice pink thingy.

I have very nice pink thingy's in my garden...along with very nice red thingy's and very nice blue thingy's.

You can't beat a nice thingy.

Pat said...

Kevin: I hoped you'd call round - I knew you would know it. I can't wait to bury my nose in it in the morning.

Eryl: sorry about your back.
I've just discovered a book I
didn't realise we had: dictionary of Shakespeare quotations with provenances.

Four.D: all thingys bright and beautiful...

Guyana-Gyal said...

Yesterday, Wednesday, I was telling a little girl about Helen Keller [she's one of heroes, Helen Keller is].

How I envy the flowers of England. All that cool air must be good for plants.

Pat said...

GG: Helen Keller is a good person to tell the young about.
Cool air good for plants - not so good for achey bones. A few of us are creaking just now.

Gadjo Dilo said...

"Mother, give me the sun!" (Ibsen's Ghosts)

Pat said...

Gadjo: would that I could;)

Mickle in NZ said...

To go back to the plant/gardening thingy - looks like or similar to a photinia (please excuse phonetic spelling) which has pale.. to pink ... to red new leaf growth.

The leaf shape and pattern of growth looks similar. Do you have a nearby plant nursery that you could take a cuttin along to?

Pat said...

Mickle: Kevin says it's a Pieris. I looked both of them up on the web and mine looks more like Pieris than Photinia although there are similarities. Thank you for helping.xox

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Whatever that is Pat--It Is Truly Beautiful! So very very pretty....I love it!

Pat said...

Naomi: I've been doing some research and pieris is of the japonica family and because of the little cream balls is also known as the lily of the valley bush.

nursemyra said...

I don't think I've seen it before - but I have seen Japonica. Lovely image, Pat

Pat said...

Nursemyra: yea we have a japonica hedge which is quite different apart from the colour.