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Lunch with a Blackbird

A warm day meant the sliding door was open.  Near this door  is our dining table.  Just outside this door is a collection of potted plants and a plastic bowl full of water for the birds to drink from.

This blackbird is often in this area of the garden IMG_0054and as I was eating my lunch, he appeared to drink from the bowl.   Fortunately I had my camera right next to me.

Small flowers in the garden – a series #13

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While this plant is in all manner of places in the garden I needed to research to find its name.  It is Oxalis Stricta or Wood Sorrell.  Apparently it does not do well in shaded places but that does not seem to apply in my garden.  It is also high in Vitamin C.  Once in the garden, always in the garden I suspect.  The bright yellow and very small flower is a positive feature to the attentive eye.

Small flowers in the garden – a series #12

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Little Lobelia.   Pretty, delicate flowers in such deep blues, indigo and white in my garden.  I find little drifts here and there in the garden as it self sows easily.  It does not seem too fussy about where it lives but a good drink of rain such as we had over the past weekend has seen it look much healthier than it had been looking.