We had a walk in the park this evening hoping to beat the crowds, but even at 7.15, it was still busy.
Rather than prattle on, I’ll just post the photos I took tonight. There are 19 in the gosling creche, and we have a new brood of ten ducklings.
I obviously need something else to photograph, so here’s a wren (I think) I caught in the merry-go-round
This tree is what I call Nature’s candelabra and it is spectacular when in full bloom
and these peonies, although just beginning to go over now, are huge!
Does anyone remember this chap I took pictures of last year?
He’s still around and a frequent visitor to the front lawn. Hubby took this through the window two evenings ago
I’ll try and get some more pictures of him as he is quite handsome with his white plumage.
Brilliant photos!! I love peonies, I had some pale pink ones in my garden at my first house. And the goslings just so sweet. I’d have a hard time controlling myself from picking them up and cuddling them. A no-no I know.
They are growing so fast! We have two families of five, another of three, and the single gosling chick with his very protective parents, but so far I’ve only been hissed at once. I;m hoping to have a word with the guy who has the peonies in his garden and ask for a ‘head’ in the hope the seeds will grow here. There are some pale pink ones round the corner which are much bigger than these, but they’re all brown now.
Peonies don’t last long but they are so beautiful!!!
We had them suddenly arrive in the cottage and every year that area more than doubled in quantity. The new people built a conservatory on that patch.
What a shame to do that.
We saw the photos of what they’d done t the inside, and it was horrible! Not in context to the age of the property at all, and all our lovingly linseed oiled pine was covered in blue paint! The bathroom was black and white and gross IMO. Still, they made a hefty profit, but you’d still have the eurofighters flying over all day!
Omg how horrible. They say you should never go back to see a house you’ve sold for that exact reason. I remember my mother being horrified when she returned to our family home to get mail. She said she wanted to cry. And I had such a lively garden in one of my houses. I had masses of tulips and daffodils in the front (it was small) and a beautiful Japanese Maple tree in back and the woman who bought it ripped everything out and replaced it all with tiny perfect rows of Impatience. I wanted to shoot myself.
We saw it advertised on the internet and viewed it out of curiosity. What was our dining room had become a kitchen, what was our kitchen was a dining room, our conservatory was a utility room and the patio doors from the lounge opened into a new conservatory. They had stripped the place of character. Still, it was their home and someone obviously liked it enough to pay nearly £200K for it.
Wow, so it paid off for them in the end, but so much of the original beauty was lost. 😪
We lost a lot of money on that property (about £50K) and it was indeed a shame what they’d done to it, but obviously people liked it. Actually, making the dining room into a kitchen was a good idea, but the way it was fitted out IMO was too modern for the age of the building (built in 1867)
Glad to know that there’s a new brood of ducklings. Beautiful photos, Di!
Love the Nature’s candelabra. Is it the Cassia fistula tree?
I know it as a laburnum tree., and looking cassia fistula up, they seem to be of the same family as that’s also known as an Indian laburnam
It did look very familiar. That’s why I asked. 🙂 The cassia fistula or the golden shower tree flowers are the state flower of Kerala, the state in India where I hail from. The flowers are of ritual importance in our Vishu festival. 🙂 It usually blossoms during the April-May months just in time for the festival 😃
They are stunning!
Good photos Di. The camera is a good buy!
I’m really pleased with it and looking forward to some outings to take pictures of something different.
Love that there are goslings and ducklings again! Hope they survive… Your photos are wonderful (and I don’t get tired of seeing them!)
Thanks Val. We don’t know what is happening to the ducklings, unless the oppressive skies are sending in the gulls, then they are easy pickings
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Beautiful photos 💜💜