Spring Tulips

Last year all our tulips were eaten by the local muntjac deer which was very disappointing as you only get the one flower on each stem! Thus our garden was a sea of green stems with no flowers.

This year, joy of joys, no deer came after January so they didn’t decimate our crop!

Look!!!

I hope you enjoy the splash of colour from my tulips!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring (Again!)

Spring in the UK is a mish mash of warm to hot weather, interpreted with very cold spells, followed by RAIN!

An old English phrase goes:

“Cast not a clout till May be out”

My interpretation of this is “Don’t get your summer clothes out until the end of May”, and I have found this to be very useful in staying toastie warm in the chill of the UK Spring! To read  a bit more about this visit here!

Today…it’s windy and rainy…so here are my Spring Photos…..in the rain!

Perfect Pansy!

Perfect Pansy!

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Magnificent Mahonia 1

Magnificent Mahonia 1

Magnificent Mahonia 2

Magnificent Mahonia 2

Magnificent Mahonia 3

Magnificent Mahonia 3

Can't resist rain on the washing line!

Can’t resist rain on the washing line!

Super Scabious with drops!

Super Scabious bud with drops!

Here is the link to Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring 2

A hungry mother sparrow off to feed her babies….

A hungry mother sparrow off to feed her babies.

 

Ahhhhhhh…..goslings, though they didn't seem to want to have anything to do with me!

Ahhhhhhh…..goslings, though they didn’t seem to want to have anything to do with me!

 

These will change colour and become pine cones (I think!).

These will change colour and become cones (I think!).

 

I see goldfinches all year round, but I took this photo last week….and it's Spring….so….it's in this collection!

I see goldfinches all year round, but I took this photo last week….and it’s Spring….so….it’s in this collection!

 

New beech leaves after a shower of rain!

New beech leaves after a shower of rain!

For my first entry in this challenge visit here!

For more entries in this challenge visit here!

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So That’s What the Pigeons did!!! Part 4 ;)

This evening my ‘pet pigeons’ were canoodling once more on my fence, so in this set of photos they are no longer looking the other way….these, my lovelies, are full frontal pigeon shots!

Peony Pigeon and Picardy Pigeon had been flying from aerial to roof top to tree and back again for about 20 minutes, so when they finally settled on the fence, I had to move at break neck speed to the back door in order to get these photos!

"Shall we?" said Peony.

“Shall we?” said Peony.

 

"My pleasure!" said Picardy.

“My pleasure!” said Picardy.

 

Let the aerobatics commence!

How fluffy are you Picardy Pigeon!

"Elbows up Peony!" shouted Picardy all of a dither!

“Elbows up Peony!” shouted Picardy all of a dither!

"Ta da!" cooed Picardy triumphantly!

“Ta da!” cooed Picardy triumphantly!

I hope you have enjoyed my Pigeon Posts!

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Spring has Sprung, The Grass is Riz, I Wonder Where the Ducklings is?? See Below!

What a lovely day at last here in good old blighty….we may be turning a corner away from winter (“Shut Up!” shouted Great Britain who were all afeared of the consequences saying such things!)

Anyway, as I walked I saw this little lot….

"Hmmm!" thought Darling Duck, "Does she look dangerous or is the look of derangement on her face just how she looks?"

“Hmmm!” thought Darling Duck, “Is she dangerous or is the look of derangement on her face quite normal for her?”

 

"Listen ducklings...we're going to stay here for a minute, but if that weird looking creature over there with no wings comes any closer....we're gonna leg it....ok?" said Darling under her breath so as not to upset the creature that she spoke of!

“Listen ducklings…we’re going to stay here for a minute, but if that weird looking creature over there with no wings comes any closer….we’re gonna leg it….ok?” said Darling under her breath so as not to upset the creature that she spoke of!

 

"It's all very well staying here huddled together like this," said Diana Duckling, "But why does mother have to sit on us?"

“It’s all very well staying here huddled together like this,” said Diana Duckling, “But why does mother have to sit on us?”

 

"I'm keeping well out of the way but keeping my eye on the situation!" said Diddly Duckling who had an old head on young shoulders!

“I’m keeping well out of the way but keeping my eye on the situation!” said Diddly Duckling who had an old head on young shoulders!

 

I was so pleased to have caught them all there in the lovely spring sunshine.

"Oh thank goodness, mother has got off and we can breathe again!" said the ducklings as one!

“Oh thank goodness, mother has got off and we can breathe again!” said the ducklings as one!

 

Cute photo alert!

Cute photo alert!

 

"That's it!" quacked  Darling, "she's stepped just a little too close....ducklings....move!"

“That’s it!” quacked Darling, “she’s stepped just a little too close….ducklings….move!”

 

And they were off!

Byeeeeeee!

Byeeeeeee!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details 3

Anywhere I looked in this photo seemed fascinating with such lovely colours….

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I haven’t photoshopped this in any way except to crop it a little…The colours are as they were in the woods!

This fungus was just a little further down the same tree.

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Then I noticed one of the first signs of Spring….

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That’s All!

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