of the birds to leave me a lovely present in the garden as a token of their appreciation. While I was busy with my many garden projects, in between the many showers, the birds carefully placed a seed in the ground and one day
hey presto, instant sunflower.
It's growing right where I can see it from the living room window and as you doubtlessly have noticed, it's in the right colour too. I hadn't realised that birds were into colour coordination. So thoughtful of them, wouldn't you say? They really have gone the extra mile for me this time and it makes such a lovely change from what they usually leave me.
It's good to be appreciated for all the food I provide for my little feathered friends.
And their kindness knows no bounds this year because when the grapes were ready they actually left some for me to pick.
Such a pleasant change from last year when they had gobbled everything up.
See? A whole basket full of my own grapes! If that wasn't generous of them, I don't know what is. Of course, they did nibble a few bunches too, but what's a nibble here and there between friends?
And this week I discovered another gift left to me by a party or parties unknown. If you are of a sensitive nature, please hide behind the sofa and look away now.
You have been warned!
A massacre in my garden, 6 dead mice, count them, six!!! I've no idea who the culprit is but I do know it wasn't any one member of the Bliss team. Frankly, this is the kind of gift I could gladly do without. I almost stepped on one, ewwwwww!
Fortunately the Bliss garden usually showers only gifts of the heartwarming kind and even though it's October there is still plenty in flower, enough to fill a vase or two with flowery happiness.
copyright 2008 Y.E.W. Heuzen
Gardening is any way that humans and nature come together with the intent of creating beauty.
Tina James, American Garden Writer, 1999