Sunrise, Garden Birds and Flowers

03 Nov

1   Sunrise from our own windows can be as beautiful as those we’ve seen while in India and Nepal.

Sunrise over the back

2   It is always a joy to watch the birds in our garden. This morning we have seen the blue-tits  a pair of great tits, a male blackcap but not his mate, some hedge sparrows, goldfinches, blackbirds and a stunning pair of magpies and all in just a few minutes.  They are enjoying the berries of the Berberis and the seeds on the fennel as well as the fat-balls and various seeds that we put out for them.

3   It’s very pleasing to find so much still in flower in November too – a couple of Dahlias, Chocolate Cosmos (which has been in flower for months) Fuchsia and Viburnum, Kashmir Lilies as well as Heliotrope and Verbena.


Kashmir Lily



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14 responses to “Sunrise, Garden Birds and Flowers

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you for the shout-out! I have a delightful video of all the birds at the table but can’t upload it. Do you know if I have to up-grade to be able to add a video? All the best to you 🙂


    • mybeautfulthings

      November 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you for this ping back. I loved your story of graduation. 🙂


  1. Bernice

    November 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I love Fuchsia flowers – what a beautiful picture! I never had much luck with them as we have a windy backyard so I stopped buying them. But they are beautiful! Such vibrant colors!


    • mybeautfulthings

      November 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      They are very pleasing to grow, especially since they will keep going until the first frosts, long after most things have died down. Thank you for calling in and commenting. 🙂


    • mybeautfulthings

      November 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      I love the look of your blog and am now following but I can’t find how to comment! What am I missing? 🙂


      • Bernice

        November 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm

        Thank you for your kinds words. You need to click on the “title” of the article in order to comment. A definite flaw in the style sheet. 🙂


  2. Choc Chip Uru

    November 4, 2012 at 5:10 am

    You sound right back at home my dear friend 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru


    • mybeautfulthings

      November 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      I am and it’s lovely to be back although the holiday was brilliant! 🙂


  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    November 3, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Wow, these flowers are in your vicinity? The fuschia is IRRIDESCENT. Red, & fuchsia are truly favourite colours.

    Your joy of life is felt this far away. Thank you, for that.


    • mybeautfulthings

      November 4, 2012 at 7:28 am

      They are in my garden! I love how the fuchsias go on and on until the first frost. 🙂
      Thank you for your lovely comments 🙂


  4. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    November 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    glad you are back



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