Other people’s posts – and Memorial Day
I must point you to a couple of other people’s posts this weekend – Firstly there is a super fishy post on Rambles from Frog End.
And, as Monday is Memorial Day in the USA, I can’t do better than point you to a post on Marcheline’s blog which gives a different slant on it. Thankyou to Bear and all those others who have risked or given their lives for the US and her allies. Whatever one’s political beliefs about the rights and wrongs of various conflicts we owe enormous thanks to our armed forces. And remember – it is Armed Forces Day here in the UK on 30th June.
The garden at The Willows
The garden is coming on apace now that the weather is summer-like and the sun is shining fit to crack the flags.
The whole garden is a spread of Forget-me-nots. I suppose that technically they are weeds since they seed themselves everywhere and aren’t planted in a single one of their locations. But if a weed is simply a plant in the wrong place then not a one of them is a weed – I love them wherever they appear. A flower like this can’t be in the wrong place.
One of my most loved plants is the Chinese Balloon Flower.
The second hanging bag is up.
Like the Forget-me-nots the Aquilegia seed themselves all over the place and they help to fill some of the potential gaps in the borders.
Another wild flower that jumps up in different places each year – Red Campion.
And the lawn has some Daisies in it.
Another mailcrossing envelope and the resulting moustache
This super envelope came from Amy in Vancouver. During the past year she got engaged in a photo booth so that inspired the envelope and its contents.
A lot of hard work went into this and she even included a couple of false moustaches in case I fancied trying my own self-portraits. Needless to say, I did!
Time for a bird bath
Jo caught this baby Robin having a dust-bath on the lawn. A sure sign that the lawn needs watering. This baby Dunnock then took over.
But the baby Robin was quickly back to reclaim his spot from the intruder.
Some speedy contortions are involved in this process.