Monday, 17 April 2017

The First Flaming Parrot has Arrived!

Our gardens are fairly quiet.
Soft undulating borders, pretty flowers
plenty of lawns.
Space.
Old stone.
Old people.


Drifts of cream and green tulips.


Purple beauties
and
lots of weeds!

Each spring we are visited by some very noisy parrots.



The first one has arrived and is unfurling his petals.
Loud, clashing colours.
Totally outrageous!
They screech across the garden, refuse to be hushed.
I love them!

Their name?  Flaming Parrots.
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23 comments:

  1. Oh, gorgeous borders...love the drifts of cream and green tulips! And, surely what would the garden be without the bold flaming parrots? Just perfect!!

    I also enjoyed your Easter post. So nice to meet YOU and the family. What a nice day for the children...Easter in Owl Wood! And hooray for the little green car!

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    1. Hello Chip, I bought that little green car in an online auction, got a bargain because it was hand built by a grandpa but unwanted by his grandchild. I wish I could tell him how much my grandchildren have enjoyed his handiwork!

      More of those cheeky parrots have arrived now, they are really bringing some energy to that part of the garden! Once they leave everything will settle down and become quiet again but right now I am enjoying their noise!

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  2. Oh, gorgeous, gorgeous tulips ... I love them and ours are in bloom, too, now.
    Margaret P

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    1. Hello Margaret, Soft and gentle, they charm me with their quiet beauty.

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    1. Hello Deb, So happy to hear that you have Annie back home. Now you have your work cut out! Wishing her the speediest of recoveries.x

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    1. Hello Marcia, I keep those borders more or less the same each year - that way I greet the flowers like old friends, anticipate each arrival.

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  5. YESSSSS! And they certainly live up to their name!!!!!

    Now anyone could post pretty flower pics. Anyone...

    But!!!!

    You my Dear, make such a post, into a precious little story. Adding to the beauty of your flowers, with delightful plays on words.

    You are a gem!!!!!

    Luna Crone

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    1. Hello Luna, Those flowers would shout out to anyone, I promise you! The next flowers to come are much gentler, quieter, more beautiful. They are incredibly special to me and right now they are waiting in the wings, until the parrots have finished their act.

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  6. It's a Tulip, flowers have some funny names

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    1. Hello Bill, They certainly do, but this one is very appropriate and makes me smile!

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  7. What a fabulous name? Hearing that name one expects a sensational flower and seeing this photo it certainly does not disappoint!!! Exceptional!

    keep well

    Amanda x

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    1. Hello Amanda, Isn't it great! They never fail to make me smile for the brief time they are here.

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  8. How absolutely beautiful those Flaming Parrots are!! I've never seen anything like them before. Happy Tuesday to you!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hello Wendy, I'm glad they made you smile, too! Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  9. Oh my! The tulips are absolutely beautiful!! Oh, and I've just caught up with your posts. Easter Day with your family must have been wonderful. I sure miss all the family coming home. All my grandchildren are grown now and they all are too busy with their own lives. You look very pretty in the picture. I avoid cameras too!!

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    1. Hello Henny Penny, I'm sure the time will come when our family all have other things to do, too! It is fun when they gather together at our place, but if they are off doing other things, as long as they are happy, then I am happy. If you know what I mean! That is all we ever want for our children.
      I'm way behind on my reading. I hope to catch up soon.

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  10. Hello Elaine,
    Your Garden looks a Paradise! Gorgeous tulips.
    The Flaming Parrots looks beautiful.

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    1. Hello Sonia, Thank you! I always enjoy their brief visit, then the garden settles down to sensible again!

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  11. They are well-named! What color they add to your garden.

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    1. Hello Janice, Now that they are all flowering it has become quite noisy in that part of the garden, but I don't mind. The quiet sweet bells of the lily of the valley flowers are about to take over in another bed - and you know how many years I have spent trying to get them established!

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