Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Fill In The Blank

I got a huge kick out of these guys.
What do you think he was saying?
I think:

Friday, February 23, 2018

It's Friday

There're several blogster buds whose birthdays I don't have.  Feel free to leave yours in the comment section.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ardastra Gardens

Please join me in a stroll through Ardastra Gardens.

Isn't he a beauty?
This is one tenacious plant.
This guy was showing off for us.

We'll continue our walk next week.

Monday, February 19, 2018

A Garden in February

The Christmas Rose is considering a dual identity as an Easter Rose.

Oh my cod, the tulips have popped up.
Imagine my surprise when the money tree planted in the backyard bloomed in time to give a branch to the HH for Valentine's Day. (Yes, I am joking.  That is one plant I haven't been able to lay my hands on. Heh.)

All gone.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


The Caribbean Flamingos were one of the many highlights of Ardastra Gardens.  Notice how brilliant the flamingos' color is? Their color comes from the carotenoids in their diet.  The garden adds carotenoid supplements to bring out their striking color.
A baby flamingo is white or gray. It takes three to five years for these unique birds to reach maturity. In the wilds, they can live to be anywhere between twenty and forty.  In captivity, if lucky, they might live to be seventy. A greater flamingo lived to the age of eighty-three in a zoo in Australia.
They are monogamous creatures. After the flamingo wedding they stay faithful to their mate.

This crew had a human 'drill sergeant' that herded them into the arena and marched them around in a circle where they would stop before each group of folks that were seated.  When they stopped in front of us we were to applaud to reinforce their behavior.

Aren't they amazing?