The Same Sun

Early this morning Jackie found a robin flapping about in the utility room. She opened the window for him. Was it Nugget? Later she conversed in the garden with a juvenile.

While the Head Gardener completed the strengthening the compost bin that I had begun a few days ago, I carried out some dead heading before and after lunch.

Bees continued to work over the verbena bonariensis and other plants such as calendula.

Autumn crocuses are now standing proud.

In the Rose Garden Mum in a Million has reached maturity; Flower Power is as strong as ever; and Aloha greets us again;

and the Kent carpet is a wrap.

Casting a shadow was sunbathing Geranium Rozanne,

while the same sun in the early evening backlit the last hollyhock we passed on the way to taking our drinks in the rose garden.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s succulent liver and bacon casserole; creamy mashed potatoes; crunchy cauliflower and broccoli; and tender runner beans, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Fleurie.


  1. I’ve been afraid to ask about Nugget. I hope that was him in the shed!
    I didn’t know there were crocus that bloomed in the fall. Umph, learn something new everyday, eh?!

  2. How odd, I was thinking about Nugget just this morning, I tried toidentify the robins that appeared near my feeders but have never been able to tell whether it was the same one or a casual visitor. Not seen any here since spring.

  3. I’m so glad the robin didn’t hurt himself! Birds can get themselves into quite a state when trapped indoors. Perhaps his calm demeanor was because he WAS Nugget and knew he was among friends.

    Your flowers are gorgeous. Our summer has been harsh and hot and dry and our gardens and we all are showing the effects.

  4. Like some of the others, I was surprised by the autumn crocuses. I do hope that’s Nugget, but if it isn’t, perhaps it’s part of his extended family. In any event, if he hangs around, you’ll know whether he’s your Nugget soon enough.

  5. I’m curious about how the robin got in the utility room. Something about that makes me think it’s a special robin and most likely Nugget.

  6. I suspect the avian is a protege of Nugget continuing the saga of robins in your garden. Those are lovely flowers, equally proud in their youth as well as evening.

  7. I think it may well be Nugget. The most dangerous time for a bird is the first winter, but Nugget is an experienced bird and he will know his way back to your garden.

  8. OH OH OH OH OH!!! I hope this IS Nugget!!! I’ve thought about him so often and wondered how he is doing and when he will return. πŸ™‚
    Lovely to see the busy bees a’buzzin’ and the flowers bursting with colour! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  9. Well, you have quite a few of your fans convinced that such a calm robin trapped in your shed HAS to be Nugget… and I am one of them! Wish we could have seen his face… then we would have known for sure! Hah!

    Nugget can’t stay away too long,
    for the draw of “Flower Power”
    is too strong!

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