Tuesday, September 12, 2017

12/09/2017 In the garden once more!

Maximum temperature 19C, minimum 11C. 11 km/h SW wind with 29 km/h gusts. 3mm of rain overnight.  Rain forecast the rest of the week plus storms so it seems.
Autumn Crocus/Daffodil (Stembergia lutea) and Echeveria - succulent.

Bumble Bee on the lavender...

as above.

The Euonymus with its autumn colours.

Pampas.

Rose.

Small white on the lavender....

and the caterpillars of the small white butterfly are destroying the garden!!!

Bath time - the sparrows splash all the water out and I fill up 3 to 4 times a day...

as above.

All on her own...

Queen of the castle :-)

We love each other ♥

Meadow Brown (I think) (Maniola jurtina)

If you are interested Part 3 of our holiday in South Africa is up and running on my other blog.

15 comments:

  1. You have outdone yourself today, Diane, what spectacular and beautiful photos! I was so happy to see your post, thank you so much for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment again Linda, I know how much you appreciate nature photos. Take care Diane

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  2. Those little yellow crocus are so delightful!! Sparrows are such fun feathered fellows!

    Have a good day!

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    1. Many thanks Doniene, the sparrows are great fun to watch and yest the Autumn crocus give a rich bit of colour at this time of the year. Take care Diane

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  3. Your photos make me smile. I love nature and the critters out and about in their own world.

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    1. Happy to make you smile, that sparrows are always fun. keep well Diane

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  4. I've just noticed how similar daffodils are to tulips. We visited the Flower Dome in Singapore this year and they had a whole range of different coloured and types of tulips. It was a magnificent display.

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    1. These are not really daffodils, they are quite different with a trumpet shape. This is Autumn Crocus/daffodils and are not actually related as far as I know. The shape is similar to the spring crocus but larger, and the colour is the same as a daffodil. Guess that is how they got their common name. I love tulips but I have not got any exotic ones in our garden! Have a good day, cheers Diane

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  5. Great to see another shot of the best tended House Sparrows in France!

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    1. I think we have very miserable sparrows when we go away even though a friend pops in to feed them from time to time in winter. Have a good day Diane

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  6. I just love, to see sparrows taking a bath!

    Well, any bird, of course. So precious!!!!

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    1. Birds bathing are so much fun but we seem to mostly have sparrows. Have a fab day Diane

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  7. A sunnier post here!
    Beautiful and colourful photos, I love the sparrows bathing!

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    1. Sunnier, but an icy wind and rain on and off. Hugs Diane

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  8. Beautiful time of year in France. Lovely photos

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