Spot The Partridge

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Jackie

While I lurked with a lens, Jackie continued, carefully, to cultivate the garden this morning.

Red tinges through garden

I had been struck by the trail of red from near tulips at the window to distant rhododendron.

Other touches of red are provided by the geraniums in the iron urn at the head of the Gazebo Path, rhododendrons, tulips, pieris, Vulcan magnolia, and heucheras;

Fly on poppy

little orange poppies have now opened out,

Forget-me-nots

Vinca

and forget-me-nots and vincas are ubiquitous.

Today there was no lull in the gloriously sunny weather when we went for a drive this afternoon.

We took a short walk round MacPenny’s garden at Bramsgore where rhododendrons and azaleas are beginning to enliven the beds and the pathways.

Most fields of cattle, like these at Thorney Hill, contain cud-chewing cows and languorous calves. They seem to be able to ignore the flies that surround their eyes and noses.

Partridge

Elusive partridges seemed to be darting everywhere. Can you spot this one?

This evening we dined on Jackie’s juicy lamb biriani with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the pinot noir.

 

 

51 thoughts on “Spot The Partridge

  1. Believe it or not, you and the Head Gardener have got me in the mood to spruce up my backyard somewhat. I started a few Mimosa’s from seed and today planted some Blue Magic Irises. It said I could plant them up until June, but being we’re in the mid-80’s F (about 29*C) here, I wondered if it wasn’t too late? What does Jackie think?

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a partridge either (and, yes, I was also expecting a pear tree.) πŸ™‚
    The flowers are beautiful, and the head gardener is so skilled with the way she plants and arranges flowers/colors in the garden.

    • Many thanks, Merril. πŸ™‚ These partridges were darting about everywhere. If it hadn’t been for illustrations of the Christmas ditty, I wouldn’t have known what they were. Thanks from the Head Gardener, too

  3. partridges here in AZ are aplenty. They cross the road in herds and like to stoop on the roof tops. They make the best cooing sound. I love your flower pictures, Derrick. Well done.

  4. What a nice picture of Jackie. And, yes, I did spot the partridge, but only because of your instructions.

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