Today was cool and overcast. This afternoon I dead-headed the Rose Garden,
then photographed some blooms that escaped the chop. These include Absolutely Fabulous, Ballerina, Gloriana, Deep Secret, Mamma Mia, Aloha, Lady Emma Hamilton, Special Anniversary, Crown Princess Margareta, and Shropshire Lad. Each is labelled in the gallery which may be accessed by clicking on any image. For enlargement scroll down to just beneath the gallery pictures where, to the right, is a box indicating ‘view full size’. The full size may be further enlarged with one or two clicks.
A certain little robin followed me around, sending me in for the camera before I was ready. We were both rewarded by a big fat juicy worm
Nugget tossed the writhing creature, twisting his head faster than the speed of my shutter, enabling him to peck off beak sized bits. For him, fresh food is now available.
We prefer our fodder cooked, so this evening we dined on roast gammon with Jackie’s moist ratatouille and firm penne cheese, with which she drank Becks and I drank Flores de Soligamar Tempranillo & Garnacha 2018.
These action pictures featuring Nugget are great.
Thank you very much, Anne
Beautiful roses and the little robin is quite bold. Nice captures.
Thanks very much, Rupali
I love how Nugget feels so at ease in your garden that he allows his meals to photographed!! 🙂
Tell Jackie, the more I looked at my rose ‘bush’, the more I agreed with her that it must be the climbing variety. I did not have the guts to cut it all the way down, just a little more than half-way – and it is already loaded with new leaves!! I appreciate her help!!
Thanks very much, GP. “Oh, gosh. Brilliant” says Jackie
Beautiful photos, and great action shots of Nugget!
Thanks very much, Merril
Thanks very much, Flower.
I can spend hours admiring your roses, Derrick. So Mr Nugget is a sushi lover, it seems.
Thanks a lot, Dolly. He is.
You are very welcome, Derrick.
Beautiful roses coupled with the action of Nugget v worm made for a a very nice post to enjoy.
Thanks very much, Maj.
YOu have the best visiters! Love the Nugget dinner followed by your own “fodder” description. Tempranillo is one of my favorite kinds of grapes/wines.
Thank you very much, Cindy
While that worm looks juicy, I also prefer cooked food and definitely not worms! Pretty pictures!
Thanks very much, Barbara.
Beautiful Roses! What kind of bird is that?
It is a robin, Dwight. Known as ‘the gardener’s friend’. Thanks very much.
We have them but ours have much more of an orange breast and I think are a little larger!
You are right
Wow! That’s an all day worm! Beautiful shots of the roses, Derrick.
Thanks very much, Jill. Definitely a long meal.
I followed your enlarging advice, thank you.
And thank you, Tootlepedal.
Yes, I appreciated the detail of your instructions for us, to, Derrick.
You did well to get out at all. It’s been hurling it down here.. all day! A case of ‘be careful what you wish for’ perhaps.
I think/hope we are getting some today. Thanks very much, Jessica.
How long did it take for Nugget to become so tame? We have a new robin visitor and he’s exceptionally timid as yet ?
Nugget was tame from the outset as a fledgeling, and has become more so thereafter. Maybe your little assistant could dig up a few goodies in the soil which should attract. Food is the key. Thank you very much, Tiny.
What! No spaghetti for dinner, you do surprise me! Loved Nugget’s photos.
Oh, the roses are just so lovely!
Thanks very much, Sue. After watching Nugget, spaghetti was less appealing 🙂
Go, Nugget, go!
Yay! Thanks very much, Laurie
Hahaha…what a feast ?
These roses are simply stunning ?
Thanks very much, Ribana
Great pictures of my favorite robin. He’s a smart little guy.
Thanks very much, Leslie
That ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ rose is exactly that. It looks like butterscotch; I nearly can taste it. I think butterscotch would be nicer than a worm, but I’m glad that Nugget got something to his taste.
Thanks very much, Linda. 🙂
The roses are exquisite. I greatly enjoyed studying Nugget’s colors in the close ups. I didn’t realize before he had some blue along with reds, oranges, and gray. He really is a handsome and loveable guy.
Thanks very much, JoAnna. When he was a fledgling, before he acquired the red jersey, he was mostly blue. https://derrickjknight.com/2019/08/03/portrait-of-nugget/
Thanks for the reminder!
It is a real shame that our robins are not as accustomed to suburban life as Nugget and family. PS, have you changed your photo processor recently. You photographs are taking a very long time to download. But the wait is worth the while.
I’m pleased the wait is worth it, but that may be a result of the new editor. I haven’t done anything differently with the scanning. Thanks a lot, John.
Your roses are so gorgeous. And Nugget is a treat while having his treat.
Thank you very much, Lisa 🙂
I enjoyed this wander through your rose garden, Derrick and Jackie, as well as little Nugget’s fine dining experience. He loves his worms!
Thanks very much from us both, Lavinia
Roses and Robins—what a successful pairing! I grow a few roes as well, but mine pale in comparison.
Thanks very much, Diane
Your rose garden is to my eyes what the worm is to Nugget!
🙂 Thanks very much, Uma.
These rose and robin, mashallah
Thanks very much, Muntazir
Lovely roses. Fun to watch birds eat. Our parrot surprised us by demanding some of our crayfish which he proceeded to peal and eat.
Fascinating, Sherry. Thanks very much.
Deadheading the roses must be a full-time task in your lovely garden, Derrick. It’s one of my favourite garden jobs and must have been eased by such delightful company ?
Indeed, Sandra. Thank you very much.
Your photos of Nugget having a feed are truly superb…. I’m eating a late dinner tonight….?
Thanks very much, Ivor, 🙂
I love the way that gardens attract birds. Beautiful flowers and cute little friend, Derrick. 🙂
Thank you very much, Diana
Thanks very much, Julie
I loved seeing your rose gallery, especially so as I’m not getting out as far afield as much as I normally would.
Your roses are so lovely, a great way to start my day. I particularly like that last action shot of Nugget and his worm.
Once again, Liz, you pick one I like for its movement
I really love the Lady Emma Hamilton. Your pictures of the roses are beautiful, Derrick. And Nugget’s close-ups are spectacular! Thank you for those.
Thank you very much, Jan.
I absolutely loved the gallery of roses and looked it up more than once. Nugget looks so lively here. I wonder now that I read your posts upside down how he handled the death of Nugget Junior.
Since most robins don’t make it through their first year, he is probably used to it – and is still feeding the next brood. Thank you very much, Geetha
Welcome Derrick 🙂
These roses would also be happy on my dining room table…sigh.
🙂 Thank you very much, Cynthia.
Your meal sounds way way w-a-y better than Nugget’s meal! 😉 😀
Ha! I don’t even like small skinny dry worms! 😮
Your roses are stunning!!! 🙂
Thank you very much, Carolyn X.
Great Nugget shots.
Thanks very much, Lindsey.
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