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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.

Thanks for visiting.  Please leave a comment so I know you were here.


Granny Marigold

11 comments:

  1. Glad they were able to identify your mystery plant. The cakes look delicious made with love by the grandchildren, always a delight. Certainly lots to celebrate. Birthday wishes to your son and daughter.

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  2. There was a flicker making holes in our pears, so we picked all the good ones. Larry left some of the holey ones hanging in the tree. Must get myself to Devan, 60% off, that is my kind of sale!

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  3. PS Glad you found the name of the plant!

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  4. Hi G.M, great photos of your visiting birds! Love your front yard, so pretty. Our local nursery is having a closing sale too. Must pay a visit!

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  5. Yep, I see the flicker on that darling yellow birdhouse. Your front yard project is looking very pretty.
    Happy Birthday to your son. I'll bet he thoroughly enjoyed the colorful cupcakes.
    Glad you were able to solve the plant mystery.

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  6. Glad you found the name of the mystery plant! Have great birthday celebrations!! :)

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  7. Your yard redo is awesome, GM!
    Yay for lots of birthdays! The cakes are darling.

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  8. Interesting. I thought it looked like a gentian, but when i googled them I did not find one that looked like yours. Mystery solved.
    Your yard project is coming along nicely.

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  9. If you are like me and you would have gone outside to take that first photo, he probably would have flown away. That's my luck, LOL.

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  10. Flickers are impressive birds. At the farm I had a whole family that was making holes in my lawn. It wasn't a manicured lawn, so it didn't bother me too much. I enjoyed watching them! Happy birthday to all!

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  11. I love your yellow birdhouse... it's darling! I love when our grands decorate cookies and cupcakes. They always think that more is better!

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