Tag Archives: garden

The confused face of autumn

Here in the garden it is definitely autumn.   The deciduous trees are dropping leaves or are about to begin that process.  The blazing Japanese Maple (acer palmatum sango kaku, Carol-bark maple) has all but finished its stunning display and the last leaves are falling.

However next to the tree is Feijoa Bambina which has three poor sized fruit on it, after a stunning flowering period in spring.   It mistakenly thinks it is spring with this dramatic single flower appearing and other flower buds showing.

So much about gardening involves puzzlement and surprise.IMG_0275 (800x600)IMG_0272 (800x600)

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.