Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
‘My Favourite Things’ ~ The Sound of Music
La la la….I’ve been singing this to myself all week after trying to capture the rain and dew drops on the flowers around the garden. Granted the raindrops haven’t been on roses, rather on bluebells, primroses and violas…but these really are pictures of a few of my favourite things.
I’m slowly learning about my macro lens; it’s a lot more tricky than I was expecting and the merest hint of breeze and the shot goes fuzzy. My garden has provided a really useful training ground though, and here are some of the other beauties emerging this week.
I LOVE THIS AERIAL SHOT OF THE LAST REMAINING GRAPE HYACINTHS
ACER GOLDEN SUNRISE LOOKS ESPECIALLY SUNRISE-ISH AS IT COMES OUT IN LEAF
THE FIRST FLOWERS ON OUR ROCK ROSE – AND A LITTLE RAINDROP TOO.
THE FIRST BLUEBELLS HAVE THEIR ‘SKIRTS’.
THIS ONE’S FOR YOU, ANNIE X
How many other flower heads, nearly a year on from when they first came out, can still look so beautiful? I’ve been reading up a bit about hydrangeas and see that it’s now time to cut back the old heads and brown stems, I’ll be a bit sad to see them go.
Next week, I hope to share with you a plug plant delivery we had this week. To be honest, my husband and I had had a glass of wine, watched Monty on Gardener’s World and then gone online and ordered a whole heap of flowers that we have no recollection now of ordering…whoops! Lesson learned – tipsy, online shopping will lead to surprises in the post. When the delivery man arrived with a box the size of a person it was quite a shock! Oh and veg news is that we finally have pea shoots! At least half a dozen. This has made me very happy, and led to long daydreams of warm summer evenings, shelling peas in a long floaty white dress….perfectly normal, yes?!?
Linking up with fabulous Fable and Folk and the beautiful How does you garden grow?