Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Yep, it's amazing
Posted by Anna Macoboy
It happens every year - I get blown away by the beauty of anemones and ranunculus. Our front garden is awash with dozens of these at the moment. I love the variety of colours and shapes and sizes...it's the sort of beauty that makes you wonder at the workings of nature. I mean, how did nature come up with that hot pink?! Brilliant.
Our back pergola is smothered with the sweet purple blossoms of the wisteria at the moment, too, and the scent instantly transports me to summer...although I'm not sure why as it always blossoms at this time of year, and summer's still a few months away. A big fat pigeon has set up a nest amongst the tangled wisteria vines on top of the pergola, too. It's not the best spot, because there are a lot of gaps, but it is protected by the climbing rose hanging above. We get pigeons building nests here every year, which is sweet, but man are they crap nest-builders! It's not your nice, rounded little nest - more like a flat little bundle of twigs, far too small for the huge pigeon plonked on top! But she's doing her best and has a nice-looking couple of eggs in there. I've been enjoying checking on her from our upstairs window every day :)