This was one of those days when you didn’t know just what would happen next – at least with the weather.
It started out with scattered clouds, and about 10 degrees………. and I had some planting to do. But first, Snoopy and I set out for a good long walk – with a stop at the grocery store. The mallards must be sitting on their nests now, as only the males are in the stream.
I saw this bird that looked like a pigeon – but there were two identical…… I’ve never seen two pigeons that had the same markings. Later on, I saw a third one. After checking my book, and photos on the internet, I discovered it is a Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus).
Back home, and outside to plant my three poor heather plants that had waited two weeks for this moment. Next, I transplanted my globe basil seedlings. My green thumbs have been itching to gat out and into the flower beds.This reminded me so much of the spring I worked in a greenhouse north of Calgary. It was my dream job. Look at the lovely tulips –Snoopy and I set off again, for the garden centre which is a 10 minute walk away. I went for herbs… and came back with roses – three miniatures…… and also thyme and lavender. Here they are with the orchid that a friend gave me when she came for dinner.
I love roses – and with the ones in the garden, that makes 14.
I need cache pots to put my plants in, so I headed off again, alone this time, for Europris. The forecast said it shouldn’t rain until 2 pm …….. if I hurried I might make it, but the umbrella went into my bag just in case. In the park again – another lovely colourful bird… Again, between the book and Google, I discovered that I have a very good sighting of a male Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)… and he sat obligingly still so I could get a good photo.