Monday, 17 October 2016
This and That
Can you see the Flicker sitting on the birdhouse? I wish I could have taken a clearer picture but this was through a not-so-clean window and from some distance away.
Here you can barely see four or five tiny Bush Tits on the right edge of the birdbath. Just a few seconds before there were a dozen of them merrily splashing in there but by the time I got my camera most had flown into a nearby shrub.
Work on the front yard is coming along and now we need to pick up a load or two of rocks.
It was my youngest son's birthday today. I made cheesecake and cupcakes. The grands decorated them after school. Didn't they make them colourful? Tomorrow will be my oldest daughter's birthday and both daughters are coming for tea. October is full of reasons to celebrate!
Oh, and today we went back to the plant shop where my mystery plant came from. They identified it as a Gentian. I went on-line to check out which exactly it is and as far as I can see it is
G. acaulis. It is a perennial and hopefully I can keep it alive through the winter.
While I was there I happened to see another pot of it not in a mixed planter and bought it ( of course) as well as lots of Pansies. Because they are closing for the season on Saturday All plants were 60% off. Yippee for that.
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