The river in bloom
FOTOTRISS : Färgglatt. EARLY IN THE SPRING.....
2 years ago
|Summer snowflake down by the riverside|
|Across the road, over the neighbours garden wall|
|Apple blossoms in the back garden|
One of the several shrubs in the front garden
|Daisies glistening in the sun|
|and Primroses at the edge of a walking path.|
To-day the hymn "Flowers of the Rarest" is usually played on our local and national radio stations.
Here is a verse of the hymn:
Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest,
From garden and woodlands and hillside and dale
Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.
|This little Spideog is singing its heart out in my garden morning, noon and night and getting more friendly with each day, it is difficult to say if it is a male or female, as both look identical. Spideog is Irish for Robin.|
|On Saturday morning at the market, I spotted some nice bouquets of dried lavender for sale. |
The bouquets brough to mind some photos that I had taken last summer
|Busy bumble bees happily buzzing around pollinating the lavender|
|The Tortoiseshell butterflies almost queuing up to get at it|
|Even the Large White butterfly, often referred to as the Cabbage White, abandoned the cabbage patch for the lavender|
|The peacock too was very interested in the it, not for any good reason, only to eat the butterflies|
|And this little lady I thought might be nice here, but I'm afraid she doesn't look too happy.|
For a few years now, this heron is attracted to my garden pond. I call him Harry, he usually visits early in the morning . Yesterday, I heard his harsh high pitched sound, out I went with my camera, and right enough, there he was, walking along the roof .
|Harry looking happy and content and getting ready to settle down.|
|I wondered if he was just nodding off or hanging his head in shame after eating all my goldfish, again.|
|Bothan Scóir, was usually a small, basic one roomed cottage of the poor landless labourer who worked for the local landlord.|