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04 May 2014

Sunday scenes

This is the tree that showers snowy white petals on the lawn.
I have yet to discover its name.
Berberis in full bloom
Honesty
Choicya
A mix of fern, bluebell buds, and cornflowers
Proving we do have a blue sky sometimes
Shadows on the wall, cast by the cotoneaster
Holly, practising for Christmas!
How much is that doggy in the window?
General garden view.
This is the top half, the bottom half is the wild patch
Sundial in shade, which is how it works!
It was approaching three o'clock when I took the picture.
Nameless leaves!
Lilac tree.
The 'lilac' lilac blossoms first, the 'white' lilac opens when the 'lilac' begins to fade.
A potted red acer
Success... it took me ages to get a picture of this fly. 
But not so long to get a shot of the apple blossom
The Jay seemed unconcerned that I was taking pictures
More cotoneaster.
Our birds flock to these bushes when the berries appear.
The side gate
Bare branches soon to be smothered in leaves
Columbine ready to open
And there's more, but that's enough for one day.
Hope you enjoyed a bit of springtime in our garden
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12 comments:

Mersad said...

Beautiful sights of your garden. Especially with such nice weather. Enjoy!!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

A Cuban In London said...

I love the title of this post and the images it contains. Sunday Scenes has made my Sunday! :-)

Greetings from London.

DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful series of photographs Valerie,. Really enjoyed those, thank you! What a lovely garden you have.

Brian Miller said...

oh i love the vivid color of the berberis...and all the flowers of spring...lovely shots of your garden...happy sunday

Ron said...

Beeeeeeeautiful photographs of your garden, Valerie! And I'm so impressed that you know the names of the flower and trees.

"How much is that doggy in the window?"

OMG, when I first saw that photo I actually thought it was a REAL dog!

And BRAVA to you for the excellent shot of the fly. Way to go!

Have a lovely Sunday, dear lady.

X to you and Joe!

troutbirder said...

Ah! The joyful scenes of spring....:)

Montanagirl said...

Valerie, you have a beautiful garden and blooms! It's still so cold here - again only 36 degrees this morning!!

Valerie said...

Thanks, Denise. The garden sold us the house, if you know what I mean.

Thank you, Cuban. I went for Sunday Scenes because I felt Sunday should be a day of rest and peace.

Thanks, Mersad. We have had a few nice days lately... hope it lasts.

Thank you, Ranita. Do you have a garden?

Valerie said...

Ron, my late aunt spent a long time getting me to remember plant names. I didn't realise how much her efforts had paid off. However, I confess to knowing more that's IN the garden than outside.

HermanTurnip said...

We took a walk through Balboa Park this weekend and encountered some very similar sites. It's nice to know that Spring is here! The birds, flowers, and bees are out in force, and everyone is having a great time out under the sun. Love it!

Mel said...

Such amazing colours and wonderfully captured. Oh, what a lovely garden to wander about with a camera! Just lovely!!

Ranita Sinha said...

Your garden is so beautiful Valerie..it seems as if spring is in full bloom..and the pictures are so perfectly taken..