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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Friday, 14 September 2007

wandering......

well, we are off in an hour or so.. I just hope the weather stays fine.. I took a wander around my garden earlier this morning... so I will leave you with these...

this plant is growing in my garden everywhere! I let it go, sometimes pulling a plant or two out to give to the chooks... I am thinking it is purslane, but not sure. When I come home, I will get Jekka's complete herbal out and look . . . my narrabeen plum is flowering profusely...I will have to net it soon - the white cockatoos will tear it to shreds if I don't...

ahhh the bluebells are out. I love these plants... I have alot that were here when we bought our home.. no wonder there are faeries in my garden... I am sure they are trying these little blue caps on for their Faery ball at Midsummer.

the perfume of the freesias right now is divine - a heavenly waft accompanies me as I wander along my garden paths....

little Johnny-Jump-ups - I have to protect these from the ever vigilant Joe, who thinks because they are growing in the gravel path, that they are a weed.... I am educating him, slowly...

Magnolia - I can just see the tiny Faery, curled up asleep, wrapped in the gorgeous petals of her Magnolia bed... can you see her?



there is a multitude of bird life in my garden right now.... the magpies are chasing every other bird away from their nest high in the eucalypt tree... Mr Blue Wren is trying so hard to impress little Jenny Wren with the flashing of his blue tail... but she has a bevvy of beaus to choose from... I also heard a plover last night..butterflies are making their way to my garden - a feast of nectar to choose from. Busy bees are wiggling their little bottoms as they snuggle into the flowers ..... ahh spring is really here.. she is just a little shy at the moment


see you when I come home!

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~

19 comments:

Sweetpea said...

Have a wonderful time. Your garden pictures are lovely xxx

Garden girl said...

The faeries will be looking after your garden this weeknd Robyn, waiting for you to come home! Have a lovely time!

Rowan said...

Your garden looks lovely and sounds so full of life. The magnolia is particularly beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

Gina E. said...

Robyn, your blog is a delight to read! It is like a 21st century version of Edith Holden's "Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" - have you seen that book?
Hope all goes smoothly for you and Joe on the bike - don't forget to post some photos when you get back home!

A bird in the hand said...

Your garden continues to delight me. It also has a lot of my favourite flowers (and little people!!!)

xoxo

Pixie said...

Have a lovely time.
I will email you as soon as I have time to catch my breathe.
Hugs pxx

Leanne said...

Robyn, have a lovely time, and safe journey too
Leanne x

tinker said...

I love johhny jump ups - they're so cheery and bright. Everything looks lovely in your garden.

Have a safe and wonderful trip - enjoy! XOXO

Bimbimbie said...

Hi Robyn, catching up with your posts ...ah Spring, isn't it a wonderful time to sit and watch and listen *!*

.. hope you had a lovely weekend x

solsticedreamer said...

Have a lovely weekend :)

How lovely to see your beautiful flowers when ours are slowly going back to the earth.

leexxx

Gemma said...

Hope your weekend was lovely Robyn....

judie said...

Imagine fearing the white cockatoos will tear up your flowers. Amazing to me...how I wish we had those lovely birds wild here. Have a fun trip. xoxoxo

Naturegirl said...

Your garden breathes magic with all the little blue caps for the fairies and the ~Johnny Jump ups~..I call ~violas~ growing in the most unusal places! I can smell the sweet perfume of the freesia.mmmmmm!

I danced with the butterflies on the weekend..yes I did! Cannot wait to show you!! kissed by a butterfly..NG

Pixie said...

You've got an award.... pop over and pick it up.
Cause it will look just right in amongst all the prettieness on your blog.
pxx

Connie said...

You must have a beautiful garden. I love the assortment of flowers you have planted.
Hope you have a nice trip.

Take care,
Connie

Julie Marie said...

Hi, Robyn,

I happen to know you are back already so I'll say I hope you HAD a good trip.

I wanted to add that I have those little Johnny Jump Ups that appear everywhere too. Dan knows not to get rid of them. I saw "your" kind of magnolia on my trip to California years ago. My BIL and SIL had one in their yard (they have since moved). There is the other kind of magnolia too, that I saw in Virginia, but I like "your" kind much better. The first time I saw one I just swooned to see the gorgeous pink flowers on the bare branches.

Ruth said...

Well here's another coincidence! Before checking out your blog I just wrote about the same flower on my blog! Your little Johnny-Jump-Ups that we used to call heartsease when I was a child - go and have a look at my blog!

Julie Marie said...

Hi, Robyn,

I just got your package! See my blog for proper thanks!

Julie

Gena said...

Your garden looks magical! hope you have a lovely time Robyn. xxx