Lathyrus Latifolius Jewels

Such minimal bright light as we enjoyed today graced us early this morning. Thereafter our vision became more and more dingy.

In order to provide me with as clear a view of the bird feeders as possible our friend from AP Maintenance cleaned our sand blasted windows. This is not the usual use of the phrase sand blasted. It is what happens when the gravel pit vehicles make their daily trips past the front of our house.


I did manage shots of a great tit partaking of peanuts

and suet balls a little earlier. Such is their timidity that these birds swivel around clinging to their perch after each peck in order to ensure their security.

Before the heavier rain descended Jackie alerted me to the bejewelled nature of our garden plants, such as

the outstretched Japanese maple

and drooping Weeping Birch branches;

the fuchsias like Delta’s Sarah;

the spiky New Zealand phormium;

rose bush petals;

fallen leaves;

and the calligraphic curlicues of the lathyrus latifolius (everlasting sweet pea).

When not eyeing his own robin feeder, Nugget, “Where’s Nugget?” (48),

foraged on a bed of crocosmia stubble cleared earlier by Aaron.

For this evening’s dinner, which I relished, Jackie produced succulent roast pork; crisp Yorkshire pudding; piquant cauliflower cheese; creamy mashed potato; crunchy carrots; and tender cabbage, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank Mendoza Parra Alta Malbec 2017.


Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

78 thoughts on “Lathyrus Latifolius Jewels

      1. How amazing, Derrick! Before she became a famous movie star, I grew up loving her beautiful voice. My father had an LP of her early record that he often played in the evenings after we were put to bed.

  1. The tendrils of the sweet pea look like nature’s sparkly chandelier. Perfect for your season. I found Nugget first guess, I’m getting good at this game 🙂 But my eye settled on the solitary ceramic(?) owl who looks a tad lonely, hanging about with no company…..

  2. Wow! What stunningly beautiful photos! Each and every one of them!
    Love the jewels Mother Nature sent to your garden! They adorn the cute calligraphic curlicues so cheerfully and curvaceously! 🙂
    Looks like Aaron is busy at work!
    Nugget is wanting to be the center of attention again! Good to see him!
    HUGS to all!!! 🙂

  3. I’d wear those sweat peas as jewelry any day. Gorgeous!

    Tummy rumbling at the mention of Yorkshire Pudding.

    I used to be able comment on individual photos but can’t seem to do that anymore. 😦

  4. I found Nugget, and then went back to admiring the tendrils. They’re truly beautiful. Ours seem to be withering away now, as autumn progresses, so yours are an extra delight.

  5. Not just the Maple, Weeping Birch and the everlasting sweet peas, even the fallen leaves are bejewelled with pearls of rain. Nugget is bang in the middle of the Quiz.

  6. The color closeup of the curly sweet pea is exquisite. It makes me think of a ? treble clef ?- that symbol on sheet music, and the tendrils are dancing with the raindrops.

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