Narcissus, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Redwings

09 Apr

1   I just love the delicacy in the middle of this Narcissus which I didn’t even notice until I took out one dying flower for the compost.

Delicate Narcissus

Delicate Narcissus

Dying Narcissus

Dying Narcissus

2   We saw lots of these Redwings in a field as we walked up to collect the car this afternoon. Not the best photo but I was on maximum zoom and have cropped further to identify the birds.


Redwings – Turdus Iliacus




3   Making tonight’s delicious tea of Mushroom and Halloumi Stuffed Peppers (recipe to follow), I was struck by how glossy and lovely the sun-dried tomatoes were.

Beautiful sun-dried tomatoes

Beautiful sun-dried tomatoes


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12 responses to “Narcissus, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Redwings

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

    those are what I transplanted from my Mom’s flowers…thinking I was digging daffodils…SURPRISE!…but, so love them!

  2. Teepee12

    April 10, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I have always preferred the delicate Narcissus to the flashier Daffodil, but I admit that we have both in our eclectic garden 🙂 We used to have a lot of redwings when I lived on Long Island (NY). They used to live out near the beaches. I haven’t seen any in years. I don’t know if they live up this way. Nice to see them again.

  3. flowerpot

    April 10, 2013 at 8:52 am

    There are so many really beautiful narcissi arent there, Sally? And they seem to be going on for ages this year which is such a bonus!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

      They do! From February to now and still so many in bud. One thing to thank the cold weather for I think! 🙂

  4. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    April 10, 2013 at 4:27 am

    love your Delicate Narcissus photo, it is really beautiful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

      Thank you. I was pleased with that one! 🙂

  5. Choc Chip Uru

    April 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Hmmm if anything is delicious it is sundried tomatoes 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Mary Strong-Spaid

    April 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I took a photo of one of “those flowers” the other day.
    I didn’t know the name was Narcissus…thank you.
    Around here, it turned into Spring overnight.
    Like magic, every thing came to life
    And I think the warmth is here to stay. Thank goodness!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Beautiful flowers aren’t they and so many varieties. You are lucky to have Spring! We have lots of flowers but definitely not Spring-like weather! Where are you in the world to be so fortunate?

      Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. That is always much appreciated! 🙂

      • Mary Strong-Spaid

        April 10, 2013 at 6:07 pm

        I am in Virginia, U.S.A. A few days ago,It went from winter to spring almost over night. Actually, today it feels like it skipped over spring and went directly to summer. It is 87 degrees today.

        • mybeautfulthings

          April 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm

          Good gracious! It’s just 9C here, 48F! Enjoy your warmth 🙂


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