Yesterday, Saturday here, was a lovely day.
A light breeze and perfect temps, a trip to the farmers' market
early in the morning, home around noon, whip up a
flummery and pop it into the fridge to set, a brief sleep to banish
the fatigue of driving, a quick tidy up and an even quicker prep
of a leek and potato bake and my dear friends John and Bev
were welcomed by my dog while I washed my hands.
John and Bev are orchid growers extraordinaire. All the
beauties in this post as well as previous ones are happy
residents of their shade houses.
We had a lovely afternoon sitting like children on my garden
swing in the shade with our coffees and enjoying the balmy
The dog lay in the shade under the swinging seat and
the chickens scratched around beyond the desolate rose garden
in the deep shade of my lovely oak.
Peace interspersed with gentle talk of rural matters and horticulture
and dinner that was preparing itself to follow.
A perfect day . . .
Last time I showed you a purple and white collection,
this time the accent is on yellow and orange to brighten the
day of those caught in the polar vortex.
A charming, bubbly, carnivorous plant.
All those dark spots are tiny insect that I certainly could not see
even with my glasses on.
Does it live on instance, does it think? Does it gloat over it's prey?
Surely a link between plants and animals.
With heartfelt thanks to both meme co-ordinators.