Skip to main content

More Birds and Blooms


Indigo Bunting 5-23 copy








The Indigo Bunting and the Red breasted Grosbeak have been constant visitors to the feeders this weekend.  Just had to show them again.  They are so colourful.

iris and allium dyptich copy

This lovely little dwarf Iris has just bloomed.   I had a tag in the ground beside it but the weather over the winter erased it’s identification so I do not know its name.    The  giant Allium is just bursting out and will be a lovely purple ball in the garden in a day or two.


The apple tree is in full bloom also in the garden.  I could hear the bumble bee buzzing around in the blossoms when I was taking photos.  I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend.  In Canada we call it informally the 24 weekend.  The holiday was in honour of Queen Victoria and is the Victoria Day weekend. The first of the summer long weekends.  It is usually the time to open the cottage and enjoy time with family and friends.   My husband and I are working around the house.   Our garden is to be a part of a garden tour on June 18 and there is so much work to do. 

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.    Valerie


Vee said…
Oh you will be busy getting ready for the garden tour. Everything is so pretty in your garden. I've finally started drawing little sketches so I'd know what was where and I still don't know. There are always surprises in a garden.
podso said…
Nice mosaics. Like the lateral slant on things, and the dogwood is gorgeous!
I was looking at your mosaics and naming all of the flowers...they are just beautiful!
Carol said…
Enjoy your holiday! Your flowers are so pretty and so is the apple tree, very pretty!
Pondside said…
I've been weeding and digging all weekend and have the blisters and broken nails to show for it - it's always this way on the 24th of May weekend!...but, ahhhh the satisfaction of all that work done!
Snap said…
Your blooms are lovely as are your feathered visitors. Beautiful post! Have a great week!
Fabulous visitor to the garden Val. I hope you take some time to enjoy the garden this weekend and it is not all work.
Beautiful...I love the blooms of an apple tree...but be careful of the bees. Good luck with your tour.
Have a beautiful week!!!
Mary said…
Oh goodness, your garden must be amazing!!! I love that little iris, and I bet your alliums will be spectacular. I have always wanted to try them, but I think perhaps they would be very unhappy in my dense clay... :)
ellen b. said…
Very nice Valerie. Love the birds and the blooms!
Zoe de gaia said…
De merveilleuses photos, pleines de vie, de fraîcheur ! Un Regal. Un régal
Je suis Robson Rocha, je suis styliste au Brésil. Je suis fou de mode et je fais de cela une manière d'expression.
J'accompagne toujours votre blog et j'aime beaucoup votre travail. Moi aussi, j'ai un blog où je montre mes créations de mode. je voudrais vous préseter mon blog
Je vous remercie de votre attention.
Robson Rocha.
Teagarden said…
Oh how sweet photos! Here also is full of birds, they breed everywhere and wear all day caterpillars to their nests.
Thank you for sharing.
Best wishes,
Henrietta said…
Beautiful. The giant Allium is starting to opening here also, I love them. They are so majestic looking and I like them even withered:)
Your grden looks beautiful in your mosaics, and I'm sure it will be well recieved on the garden tour! Enjoy Victoria day!
eileeninmd said…
Gorgeous flowers and I love the birds of course. The Rose breasted Grosbeak and the Indigo are both beautiful birds.
Bernie said…
Wishing you all the best for the upcoming garden tour. I just know everyone will enjoy their time wandering around your lovely garden.

Beautiful birds, beautiful flowers and beautiful photos.

Popular posts from this blog

Hoping You Have a Blessed Easter

Abstract Flowers

I found this photo in my Lightroom files yesterday and I decided to join Bonnie for her monthly Pixel Dust Photo Art PhotoArtFriday. Her theme this month was funny enough abstract art.  So I added one of her textures called Si  Belle to my abstract flowers and that is it.

First Birthday

Yesterday my husband and I attended our granddaughters first birthday party.  The house was alive with little ones having a fun time of running through the house.  Kenzi wanted to join it but they kept knocking her down as they sped past her.  She is a trouper though.  No tears as she got back up and tried to go with the flow again. The hitch came when she was to participate in the smash the cake ritual that all of my daughter-in-laws family do at the first birthday.  Her maternal grandmother had made the smash cake and Kenzi was supposed to get down into it with both hands and get covered in cake.   Kenzi was having no part in it.  She cried as her hand was pushed into the cake.   Oh well maybe next year.  It was lovely to see all the little babies born at the same time as Kenzi and how sweet they all were.  Kenzi’s cake was an Elmo cake.  He is her favourite character.  I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.  I can feel spring in the air even though we have quite a bit of snow left bu…