The Garden Wept

Hanging its head, the garden wept early this morning;

to brighten later;

albeit with less than entirely dry cheeks. Bees basked on sunlit blooms;

as did butterflies like this Red Admiral on the lobelia.

Jackie’s planting

of phlox in the West Bed

brought her little robin, Nugget, out in search of goodies. “Where’s Nugget?” (6)

Here we lost internet connection, so I am sending this from The Royal Oak.


  1. Oh, I do love your virtual garden tours!
    I hope you are enjoying supper at the Royal Oak. I am still trying to decide what to have for mine!

  2. I’m glad the garden didn’t weep for too long. Nugget was easy for me to spy today – my eyes must be getting tuned into this game πŸ™‚ Hope the internet is turned back on for you soon.

  3. Your “weeping” flowers are gorgeous! So bright, so vibrant with color! Yes, the “tears” dry, the faces look up to the sun and life is beautiful. πŸ™‚
    I see Nugget! πŸ™‚
    Good to see Jackie, Nugget, the bees, etc., back at work in the garden!
    UGHS on the lost internet connect. πŸ™ We can have that happen during storms here.
    HUGS for the UGHS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Nugget seems to be enjoying the sunshine as much as I enjoyed the beautiful colours of your garden this morning, well done Derrick, even from the Royal Oak ….

  5. Nugget is bang in the lower middle of the last image, perched on the penultimate stone ere the path turns to left. The weeping garden is a Keatsian beauty, although the title did scare me initially. I was relieved to find the Nugget Puzzle at the end.

  6. I’m loving the close-ups of your garden today…beautiful work. πŸ™‚ Your poor poppies look so sad and burdened. I caught a similar one in my garden today but in full bright Winter sunshine. πŸ™‚

    Not a close up of little Nugget, but i found him without needing to biggify your photo. πŸ™‚

    Sorry to hear about the ‘drop-out’ but every cloud has it’s silver lining it seems? – I will guess what you settled for your evening repast.

  7. I was especially delighted to see the Eryngium near the end of your post. We have two native species here in Texas, and the one that grows in my area, although less purple than the other, is one of my favorites. I keep thinking to feature it in a post somehow; now, having seen yours, I’m encouraged to do just that.

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