Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Name That Tune?

The Bag Lady is going to share a few more flower photos today.

Here is a volunteer sunflower. The Bag Lady feeds the birds in the winter, and some of them are really messy eaters. The Downy Woodpeckers are terrible for flinging seeds all over the place! There are sunflowers growing in all sorts of strange places. This one is in the flowerbed, so the Bag Lady left it.

The lilies are in full bloom. And the mallows are vying for attention, too.

Here's a close-up of a lily after a rain-shower.

Here are the pink delphiniums. Things in the flowerbed have shifted around a little over the years - the purple ones growing in front of the pink ones used to be beside them. Hmmm... gives flower power a whole new meaning!

And lastly, raindrops on roses...

...and whiskers on kittens...


Have a good day!

25 comments:

MizFit said...

are you messing with me (read: the cluelessgardenwonder)?

is that flower really called a mallow?!

M.

Crabby McSlacker said...

So if mallows grow in marshes would they be marshmallows?

Love the beautiful flowers and who can resist a sweet cat face? I certainly can't.

Hilary said...

I want to see the photo of wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings!

Great shots, Baggie.. very pretty flowers.

Snorting at Crabby's comment! And adding.. the golden coloured ones sing "They call me Mallow Yellow" ;)

It seems my musical post has caught on...

the Bag Lady said...

Miz - actually, yes.

Crabby - actually, yes.

The confection actually DID originate from a plant. Of course, nowadays, they make it differently, using gelatin and corn syrup or something....
(mallows are classed as noxious weeds in some provinces, and I understand why - they are quite invasive and tend to take over the garden if I'm not paying attention!)

Hilary - it's really hard to get pictures of those damned geese...

Leah J. Utas said...

So where's the crisp apple strudel?

Great pics, df Bag Lady.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - Oopsh, foggod a tag a... *gulp*... {sorry, had a mouthful}.. forgot to take a picture before it was all gone. :)

JavaChick said...

Excellent reference Bag Lady! Love that "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens."

Also, just love kittens. And cats. Basically, felines. :)

the Bag Lady said...

Javachick - me, too (love the felines, I mean.)

tokaiangel said...

Mallow is also a herbal remedy used to cure cystitis! I think it's generally good for inflammation too.

More about the Downy woodpeckers and other bird life please, I am a massive bird geek!

Oh this post made me so happy. One day I too will live on a ranch with mallows and peckers.

TA x

the Bag Lady said...

tokaiangel - I'd be delighted to share more bird photos with you! They are hard to capture on film, though, so you'll have to be patient (Sadly, the Bag Lady's bag of talents does not include proficiency in photography...)

Missicat said...

Such a serious looking kitty face! Love the flower picks, and didn't know that about the mallows. I am smarter today then yesterday - thanks!

the Bag Lady said...

Ah, yes, Missicat - this is an educational blog.....hahahahaha

Geosomin said...

Your garden is beautiful...I didn't know mallows were where marshmallows came from. I just figured they were a clever name to disguise the gallons of sugar...

I discovered this week there are bluebells in the yard. Who knew?
Perhaps "natural" gardening (ie. doing nothing) encourages the wildlife to advance on its own :)

the Bag Lady said...

Geosomin - Thanks!

I'm a big fan of "natural" gardening! You should see all the 'natural' stuff growing around here (dandelions, thistles, fireweed, clover.....the list goes on and on!)

Sagan Morrow said...

Aww musicals:) Very pretty flowers and cat. You must be having lots of fun with your camera!

the Bag Lady said...

Sagan - my computer is filling up with all the photos I've been taking! I need to go through them and delete the bad ones (out-of-focus, or pictures of the ground...)

bunnygirl said...

That's a kissable kitty face if ever I saw one!

P.O.M. said...

Brown paper packages tied up with strings?

Thanks for the nice comment. I'm feeling very strong and totally ready to let it all go - today!

Reb said...

Well, we have been having the thunderstorms today. Thanks for the song to go with them!

Lovely flowers Sis, good shot of the cat's face too.

the Bag Lady said...

BG - he'd probably let you, too - he's a real cuddler!

POM - Glad to hear it! You go, girl!

Reb - Thanks. Sorry to hear you're getting stormy weather - hope nothing serious comes out of it!

Emily said...

oh my your flowers are beautiful!!! There must be something magic in the soil up there...I guess months and months of freezing weather might actually be good. Keep the pictures coming, they brighten my day : )

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Emily! Glad to know they brighten your day. There are lots of flowers that like to have a dormant period, but there are so many that you can grow down there that I've never even seen...I guess we're even!

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Man, I want some marshmallows!

Mark Salinas said...

Nice flowers....cool cat!

the Bag Lady said...

SB - the only way to eat marshmallows is roasted over an open fire!

Thanks, Mark!