Dad Minding The Babies

Yesterday I had featured the bigger picture of the garden. Today, with the diffused light that comes from overcast skies and is consequently much kinder to photographers

I focussed largely on the individual blooms. As usual, the gallery contains individual titles.

Yesterday a frantic flapping and sounds of a rapid departure from behind the Shady Path trellis alerted me to a nest containing three blackbird’s eggs.

Today a male had returned to mind the unhatched triplets. I didn’t get too close.

Flo weeded paths and Jackie continued planting this afternoon.

This evening we all dined on oven fish and chips, green peas, pickled onions and cucumbers with which Jackie and I both drank Phantom River Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and Becky and Flo didn’t.


  1. Another very beautiful photo set, Derrick! Do you do any processing on them before uploading? Fish and Chips sound so delicious!

  2. Oh my gosh! Your photos today are stunningly beautiful, Derrick! Each and every one made me smile and SIGH. πŸ™‚ Perfect lighting! πŸ™‚
    I spotted Mrs. Popple, Arthur Bell, and Dr. Ruppel!
    YAY for Daddy Blackbird! I hope he was a good babysitter! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

  3. My favourite for today is the clematis. Yesterday it was the rhododendron today I’ve noticed that there is a similarity between the two flowers. It’s only taken me 100 years to work that out

  4. Gorgeous photos, Derrick! Birds seem to be very good at protecting their own as we experienced with the doves nesting in our hanging plant.

  5. We have a robin in or area just off the entry – three babies in the nest. Mom & Pop seem to take turns. Did your mama blackbird show up to relieve dad?

  6. Each flower has lived up to its name in the photos. The bee on the geranium seems to have fused with the flower. I am hoping you are going to have young blackbirds for friends this time!

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