Flower of The Day FOTD

For Cee’s Flower Of The Day FOTD where leaves are also allowed. Although, I am thinking this leaf really crashed the party by growing through the middle of this allium. Another photo taken on my walk of someone else’s garden.

Pat R

5/21/20

FOTD – May 21 – Bearded iris

Flower of the Day – Dandelion

A commoner, Dandelion. For Cee’s Flower Of The Day FOTD. Lately, instead of rooting everything up that I don’t recognize or remember planting as weed, I try to identify it with this feature on my phone. I thought that all there was to dandelion was that yellow flower that that took hold everywhere. I was mistaken. Kinda like how some people are, about other people. Again, for Cee’s FOTD.

 

Pat R

4/05/20

Chinese Lantern

BEFORE

I took this one in the garden in the fall. It was the only splash of color still left in the garden.

AFTER

I couldn’t believe this lantern was still on the stalk. It survived the winter, just hanging on. It looks downright ornamental!

 

in the life

of a chinese lantern

intricate details

 

Pat R

4/13/20

 

Uproar

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(With all her antics, I googled her..a Northern Mockingbird)

 

This backyard of mine is at once a wild kingdom and a comedy skit. Yesterday was a gray, chilly and windy day bearing no resemblance to spring. I looked out to see her, the bird living in my tree that is, entering her nest.

The wind has been toying with that small tree all day. Really tossing it to and fro. I am thinking this was the reason for the loud twittering that had been filling the air on and off all day. A squirrel, traisping across the back fence found himself on the run. The nesting bird chased him down
and pecked him in the ass. I’ve never seen that before. I guess he was closer than she wanted him to be to her nest.

Today there was a repeat. Only, this time he was racing up and down the main trunk of the neighbor’s very tall tree and she was in hot pursuit! What is with this bird! Maybe they’re just friends. Romping. Or, maybe they’re just as crazy as us humans.

clouds scurrying

across a not so full moon –

spring feels out of sink

Pat R

4/04/20

 

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