Thursday, April 10, 2014

What's Blooming?

Last week The Dot gave these two little rusty metal birdies to The Hub for his birthday.  The one on the right seems to have collected a present for the one on the left.  So cute.
Walked down to the water again.  The tide was low.  It's about 75 degrees here today and absolutely gorgeous, as usual.
Here is the little bird bath and The Hub watering some flowers.  That's the neighbor's garage wall in the background.  Wellington was originally built in 1918 when it was common to build the garages along the lotline in the alley.  It's pretty quaint.
This little wall is looking lovely this year.  The window boxes hold most of my culinary herbs.  Two different mints, two different basils, oregano, thyme, yellow and red strawberries.  There are a couple of sages growing along the wall and of course, rosemary on the ground.  In the picture above this one you can see the bay tree that I bought in about 1995.  It's to the right of the bird bath.  It was stunted because it was in a pot for years and didn't get enough water.  But I love that it isn't huge and taking over everything.  It's much happier in the ground.
A very tranquil spot to relax.  There is a fig tree in the pot to the right of these chairs and an avocado tree in the pot to the left.  Just little dashes of shade.
The cactus in the pot on the ground is blooming yellow-orange.  I'm sure I have pictures of him in previous posts when he was on my kitchen window sill.  He's so adorable in the evening when he closes up his little flowers.
I am in love with this Japanese Snowberry.  Little dainty dangly white flowers, then he gets cute hard seed pods that hang from the branches.

Wellington is full of delights.


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