Probably a gift of a wild bird, but this flower found a good spot in my garden to germinate and grow. If I find a seedling in my garden that I don’t recognise I let it grow untill I do know what it is. And this way I have had some really nice surprises in the past.
This pretty plant is rapeseed (brassica rapa), a seed that is often used to plant on big fields where they make oil from the seeds, it is a healty oil to use in the kitchen. Otherwise it is also used as birdfood, the seeds is what they are after.
We have really nice and sunny weather and I have been working in the garden for a while now. I feel so blessed to be able to go out in the garden unlike lots of people who have to stay in a tiny flat or even a room. I so hope this coronavirus will soon be gone forever !!
We have such nice weather at the moment, very sunny, bright blue sky, not too cold….what more do you want. I try to enjoy it as much as I can cos colder weather is on its way.
We have a very stubborn tree, our Amelanchier (juneberry) starts blooming every year on April 1st. But as we have had a lot of sun and soft weather we were sure it would bloom earlier this year. Just one little branch has been in bloom for about a week now and the rest is still in bud.
JUST 2 SMALL FLOWER STALKS.
THE REST OF THE TREE LOOKS LIKE THIS; ALL FLOWERS STILL IN BUDD
MY SKIMMIA KEW GREEN IS BUZZING WITH BEE’S NOW THAT THE FLOWERS ARE OPEN
OUR WATERHEN (coot) STILL HASN’T FOUND A MATE YET, BUT SHE IS FEELING VERY MUCH AT HOME IN OUR GARDEN. LOOK AT HER BEAUTIFULL BEAK.
I am still very sad about my little dog who died suddenly last week, I miss her a lot.
This water hen (coot) has been living in our garden for several weeks now. And she feels very much at home in and near our pond. It is a young female and I hope she’ll make a nest in our garden and get chicksn (hopefully she’ll find a husband soon ). We can do what we like in the garden, she isn’t bothered, nor is she bothered by the dogs we have.
As you can see our garden is a mess at the moment, we leave the cleaning up till Spring, we don’t want to do it in the Autumn as that isn”t good for wildlife. Today was a sunny day so I did some work in the garden. But for the rest of the week they are expecting rain, and lots of it.
It feels so good to be able to do something in the garden and you can see that most of the plants are comming to life except for the late starters.
I can’t wait for the Summer to start .
I hope you’ll all have a brilliant week ! Have fun !!
When I was doing my round in the garden I suddenly saw a beautiful white flower between the leafs of my fig tree, when I did some further investigation I saw the top of a carrot and from there a long stem with a white flower and buds, I never sow carrots in the garden ( I do in the greenhouse but I use ribbons with seeds on) so these beautiful flower must be a present from the birds. Thank you birds ! I am going to sow a lot of carrot seeds in the garden now to have carrotflowers!!
Have a great week and keep cool as the temperatures are rising fast !!!
Now that the weather is warming up the ticks are comming back to life and they are not picky; humans, mammals, birds, as long as it can take blood, it’s ok for a tick.
My husband breeds birds as a hobby and the other day he needed some help as he noticed one of his birds had a huge tick next to it’s eye and I am the tick destroyer in our household as I have a few dogs and grandkids and a husband of course. And as ticks can be life threatening I check for ticks every day.
I removed the tick on the bird and the bird is ok now.
Today I want to show you more pretty sights from Bruges, world famous for it’s handmade lace and visited by people from all over the world. When you walk arround in Bruges you hear so many different languages.
THEY HAVE LOTS OF TRUNCATED TREE’S
A PLATAN WITH NEW LEAFS AND OLD FRUITS, IT’S FRUITS ALWAYS REMIND ME OF LITTLE MEAT BALLS
THE BOAT TRIPS ARROUND THE CITY CENTER ARE ALWAYS VERY POPULAR AS YOU GET TO SEE BRUGES FROM ANOTHER SIDE, BECAUSE OF THIS BRUGES IS ALSO CALLED “VENICE OF THE NORTH”
HANDMADE LACE, FOR CENTURIES MADE IN BRUGES BY WOMEN, YOU CAN STILL LEARN HOW YOU CAN DO THIS BUT IT IS COMPLICATED !!
AND OFCOURSE FOOD AND DRINKS ARE VERY POPULAR IN BELGIUM, WAFFLES, CHOCOLATE AND BEER
AND OFCOURSE BELGIAN BEER
There is a shop in my village that sells over 1500 different sorts of beer, not only Belgian beer, but 1500 different beers; I think that is a LOT !! Mind you I don’t drink beer, I don’t like the taste of it.
WE ALSO VISITED THE BEGUINALE HOUSE IN BRUGES
There are no beguines anymore, their houses are rented out now.
BEGUINALE HOUSES, THEY ALL HAD A SMALL ROOM AND ALL THEY DID WAS PRAY, WORK, SLEEP….
WHEN THERE IS WATER YOU HAVE BIRDS.
AND IN SPRING YOU HAVE CHICKS
AND IN BEAUTIFUL PLACES YOU HAVE PAINTERS
AND ART EVERYWHERE , NEW
Have a great weekend all !! And thanks for visiting.