Saturday, 7 May 2016

Picture This #351 ~ Pastels

First of all sorry for the absence last week, but things got a little hectic. What with my dad problems, trying to blog in between and my own health problems, but I am back. Thank you so much for featuring my photo of the Thames as a banner last week.


Wonderful banner from Anders and thanks for hosting Heidi.


I am so proud of the first blossom on this Gala apple tree in my garden. It began as a planted apple pip in a pot on my office desk about 20 years ago. It grew and I took it home and planted it in the garden. It grew quite tall, I cut it back every years and this year the gardener did it for me in spring. and now I have apple blossoms for the first time. I could not believe it. I have an apple tree already bearing about 100 apples a year, but had give up hopes with this one. by the way, there is a second one growing as well, but that is not as tall as this one.

Apple blossom

This is a so-called Siberian Burgloss. It looks exactly like the forget my not, but it is a perreniel, and grows every year. My sister in law gave me some plants once and now they are dotted in between all over the garden and make a lovely show in April/May.
Siberian Burgloss 12.04.

A pastel sky with some crows. They often have gatherings around where we live.

Crows

A not very pastel butterfly on the pastel Buddleia.
Peacock Butterfly



4 comments:

  1. Hi Pat, glad to see you back. I am hoping your father is doing better as well as you.

    Your first picture is gorgeous. How great to have a tree grown from a seed. Beautiful pastels in your second. That's the most delicate of pastel blues. The crows are fabulous against the sky; I love the trees and the birds both perched and flying. Your last picture is my favorite. The buddleia is wonderful and great capture of the butterfly gathering nectar.

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  2. Hi Pat your banner was stupendous last week and it fit my theme perfectly
    love your shots today love the apple blossoms but my fav are the forget me not's I have the same ones they are perennials and come up all over like yours your birds and the butterfly are wonderful

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  3. Beautiful Siberian Burgloss

    Lovely snake-eyes

    Utterly lovely shimmering paleblue pinkstained sky

    Beautiful Buddleia.

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  4. Hi Pat!! Great to see you taking part this week!! Wonderful shots for Benni's theme. You must be so happy that you finally have blossom on your grown-from-a-seed apple tree. You have to have patience when growing a tree!! Lovely Siberian Burgloss. Yes, it does look like Forget-Me-Not. I wonder if there's a way to tell the difference? Love the evening sky full of crows. I like to hear them as they return to roost in the evenings. Beautiful shot of the butterfly on the Buddleia. Roll on summer!!

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