Sunday Selections # 146
Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
Kim spends more time writing at The Shake these days.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to The Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Kath and Andrew often join in as well, although Kath has been quite busy lately and unable to join us.
There are several other participants now though:
Jackie K at WorkingThrough It
Gillie at RandomThoughts From Abroad
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm continuing with some photos of my garden.
First up....I thought I'd copy Elephant's Child and show you my birds.
they've stayed so long a few spiders have moved in with them.
cobwebs from head to toe.
the birds don't seem to mind, they look quite happy.
moving into the garden....
hiding in between the roses and the agapanthus is this tiny bush of little daisies, hardly higher than my ankle.
I like them, I think they're very pretty and a lovely colour.
the next two photos aren't from my garden at all.....
back to my front porch....
the buddleia bud from last week has opened and I'm surprised to find it is white. I was sure I'd taken cuttings from the purple bush.
...like this. See the two smaller blooms forming on each side? That's what buddleias do.
the florets open from the bottom first and as the opening continues upward, the bottom florets brown and die,
while the florets at the tip are yet to open. Once the whole spike browns, I will cut that one off and the two side spikes will continue opening. They are always a little smaller than the central spike.
Buddleias also come in a pink, which never seems to grow for me, the purple as I mentioned earlier, and there is a yellow form which I have seen in a few gardens, but not many and none around here.
I once asked about the yellow at a nursery and was told they don't exist....next time I see one in a garden I will knock on the door and ask for a cutting.