....at La Pouyette
It buzzes and hums
It chirps and warbles
Fig tree and Trumpet flower 'Back wall'
The whole garden is filled with tender fragrances....
Choisya ternata - Mexican Orange
While creating this post I listen to:
First Rose blossoms...
Very hard pruned 4 weeks ago...
Now - what a difference a few weeks made....
DAYS full of rapture,
Are ye renew'd ?--
Smile in the sunlight
Mountain and wood?
Streams richer laden
Flow through the dale,
Are these the meadows?
Is this the vale?
Heaven and height!
Fish crowd the ocean,
Golden and bright.
Birds of gay plumage
Sport in the grove,
Under the verdure's
Bees, softly bumming,
Quivers in air,
Motion so fair.
Rises the breeze,
Then in a moment
Dies in the trees.
But to the bosom
Comes it again.
Aid me, ye Muses,
Bliss to sustain!
Say what has happen'd
Since yester e'en?
Oh, ye fair sisters,
Her I have seen!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1802
....the Tree Peonies....
Blossoms in the size of 9" diameter!
My "Chinese Beauty"
It buzzes and hums - It chirps and warbles....!
Apropos chirping and warbling,
since last Monday a little Birdie is trying to build a nest..
..on top of one of the lime stone pilasters next to the entrance door.
Every day I find on the steps piles of moss and sticks....
...some of them in the size of nearly 10" long!
but he/she is determined,
determined to build a nest right up there!
Because the top of the pilaster is only about 3" deep
and because of a lot of wind during the week -
no chance so far!
This is a 6-Day-collection of moss and sticks and..whatsoever
A large pile! Enough for at least 10 nests!
One should think that he/she would take the "building material" from this pile,
The little chap is bringing/adding even more -
I discovered - again - this morning!!!
I wonder when the "giving-up" will be happen...
...and we are more than
Oh - By the way.....
I SAW the Cuckoo !!!!
A few days ago - while sitting in the living room
thinking, looking through the windows,
thinking how to organize further garden work,
suddenly a bird arrived, settling down in the lime tree
which is situated next to one of the large windows.
A bird which I have not seen so far at our place.
So, it's sitting there, looking around....for what?
Have not had my camera in hand...could not move....
but it was certainly an or "our" Cuckoo!
Looked exactly like this one:
just a bit more "fat"....
Here is what I found on info on the internet:
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
Cuculiforme Order - Cuculidae Family
Is our Cuckoo a Mangrove Cuckoo?????
But - believe me - it was a Cuckoo!
And I have seen it!!!