Friday, May 24, 2013

A little light relief

Our funny bird.

We can't 'gather lilacs' - too high.

Out blooming glorious tree

Not quite hacked to death.

Offending trellis

Gaudy but gorgeous.

Aquilegia and thedrattedGround elder

We like you.
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LL Cool Joe said...

"Gaudy but gorgeous"

Sounds like me! :D

Your garden is looking beautiful. :)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

"Gaudy But Gorgeous" is such a fabulous color! Nothing like the Spring Flowers to bring a smile to one's face! Everything looks so Beautiful, dear Pat...!!!

Marjolein said...

Beautiful pictures!

The Unbearable Banishment said...

What's gaudy!? Says who?! Ah. You're so demure. Nice pic of him.

rashbre said...

Your garden is looking great.

I'm still thinking albino blackbird, although around our way blackbirds prefer to feed on the ground.

kenju said...

I love orange and poppies, and that name is perfect!!

I also love the "not quite hacked to death" vines.

Rog said...

Those pics are cheering up a very wet grey day here Pat!

Ponita in Real Life said...

Your garden is stunning, Pat! Is "gaudy but gorgeous" a poppy? It's beautiful.

Mage said...

Just lovely. You leave me smiling. :)

John Greenwood said...

Lovely pics, Pat. I'm convinced that is a Blackbird.

Granny Annie said...

The flowers speak.

angryparsnip said...

awwwwwwwww, Thank You I just love when you post photos of your garden.
Beautiful !

cheers, parsnip

Chef Files said...

Ahh good, positive and very beautiful vibes are blooming in your blog garden once again hen.

Mike and Ann said...

I'm with Rashbre regarding that bird. I'm fairly certain that it's an albino blackbird. Does he sing? Then you'd know. He's a very handsome bird anyway.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Aha, it looks like you've got the same Weigelia as us (8th photo)! It's a lovely thing: carmine pink flowers and dark green bronzy leaves, and very reliable.

Pat said...

Joey: yes:)

Naomi: at one time I opted for delicate shades and tried to move the poppy. It settled happily in its new bed but steadfastly remained in its old bed - and now I'm grateful.
Marjolein: thank you. It took ages to post with dialogue.

Rashbre: that's strange - all the blackbirds use the feeder - there is room for them to stand.

UB: you spotted him:)
Gaudy is also a celebration MTL used to attend at Oxford. Very Jane. I'm afraid I christened the poppy - but quite demurely.

Judy: thanks:)

Rog: then my work here is done:)

Pnita: glad you like it:)

Mage: that makes me happy:)

Granny Annie: are they saying -
'For pity's sake get rid of the ground elder - it's choking me'?

Parsnip: thank goodness it evolves and is never quite the same.

Chef: praise indeed:)

Mike and Ann: I'm just getting to know him so can't be sure. He is quite fearless and territorial and determined I shan't get a close up.

Gadjo: I liked it so much I bought three plants on separate occasions - forgetting I already had it. It's good value I agree.

Carmi Levy said...

I love how you always manage to capture such vibrancy with both your lens and your pen.

Pat said...

Carmi: thank you.

Guyana-Gyal said...

After lashings of rain, darkness, no Internet for days...I come here, and what do I see? Lovely, lovely life!