Sunday, April 23, 2017

23/04/2017 Around the garden again.

Maximum temperature 18C, minimum 5C. 29 kmh NE wind, 34 km gusts.  Lots more work done in the garden. Dry.
I missed the first splish splash..

but then he headed back again...

having a shake...

A much cleaner Blackbird :-)

Common Lizard.

The Longhorn beetle is still around.

Californian poppies.

Bearded Iris.

Tulip.

Cranesbill.

14 comments:

  1. Hello Diane,
    About the bee-eaters I guess they should be the same since there are no other birds looking quite like them!
    Great post on "what's app" in your garden! LOL!
    The Black bird bathing, lizard and gorgeous flowers!
    Back off to Spain next week, I hope you are enjoying your time too :)
    Any trip planed??
    Warm hugs and great week, Diane :)

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    1. I wonder that you do not live in Spain, you spend a lot of time there :-) The only trip we have planned other than at the end of the year at this stage is Talmont-sur-Garonde in the middle of May for 3 days. Sure though N will come up with some more ideas before we reach December :-))
      Hope that all is well with you, take care and hugs from us both Diane

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  2. Loving that sunning lizard! Great shots and the flowers are amazing.

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    1. Many thanks Pam, we have a number of lizards around now the sun is coming out a bit. I have only seen one green one so far this year but hopefullly the others will appear shortly. Stay well Diane

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  3. Hope your cold spell is over.

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    1. Sadly not if the forecast is right, we are heading back to minus figures again at the end of next week. Brrrrrrr. We need to get the garden sorted ASAP but neither of us can work in the cold! Keep warm Diane

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  4. Your garden images are beautiful, Diane. You have far more colour than we do.

    I could sit and photograph your lizard and beetle all day - wonderful subjects!

    Have a great week, and take good care - - - Richard

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    1. Thanks so much Richard, presumably you did not go to the last post on the page with my birds from RSA.
      The beetle/s seem to appear every year on the same plant when it flowers. I do love our lizards, especially the green ones but they seem to be waiting for a bit more sun!!
      Hope your week is a good one, cheers Diane

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  5. Blackbird is a stunning bird and a wonderful chorister too.

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    1. I could not agree more with that but Stewart also has it right "Mulch-Shifters" Ha ha they dig everything up in my garden!! Having said that I love listening to them though. Diane

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  6. Fun to watch the splish splash of the blackbird. Have not seen a longhorn beetle before. Beautiful flowers in your garden.

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    1. We have a number of longhorn beetles around at the moment, they love one of my shrubs, Have a good week Diane

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  7. I think Blackbirds should be renamed "Mulch-Shifters"! As you may be able to work out, we have them in our garden too!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Ha ha Stewart and seed shifters as well, our rows of seed that I plant straight come up all over the place! Have a good week Diane

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