Silver Trails, New Blooms and Barbecue Smoke

31 May

1   It’s been a beautiful sunny day and I’ve been tidying up the garden. Lifting the lid on the rhubarb forcer, I found these delicate slug trails which shimmered and silvered in the sunshine. I’m not sure what the surface film was made of, webs perhaps.

Slug trails

Looking down into the terracotta rhubarb forcer onto the film with silvery slug trails

2  The purpley-blue of these little flowers is very beautiful. (I can’t remember the name and the label has gone. Help please?)

Blue star flowers

Blue star flowers

3   The smoke may not be beautiful but to have our first barbecue tonight was!

Barbecue smoke

Barbecue smoke with Berberis behind


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9 responses to “Silver Trails, New Blooms and Barbecue Smoke

  1. maureenjenner

    June 2, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I think the little blue flower might be a Techophilaea cyanocrocus (Chilean blue crocus); it’s a beautiful photograph. Thanks for sharing in the promise of more sunshine and warm days.

  2. dhphotosite

    June 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I have to agree with Marilyn…who would have thought of that! The flowers are quite pretty and they don’t have to have a name. I miss using our barbecue…hopefully soon we’ll find a house. In the meantime…it’s in storage.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      I think anyone who saw the trails gleaming in the sunshine would have thought, ‘I need to have a photo to show others the beauty of a slug trail!’

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    June 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    love the flowers…I would just call them blue stars…like you did …You take the most unusual photos…silver slug trails…who would of thought of that!

  4. Alex Autin

    June 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

    The smoke from a barbecue always gets my attention! 😉

    Love the photograph of the slug trails.

  5. MichelleMarie Antell

    May 31, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    How very interesting is that BBQ pit. I had to look at it for awhile to figure it out! that is a great photo and your flowers are so lovely! Perfecto for a Friday!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 1, 2013 at 7:52 am

      Thank you very much. I do love taking photos! 🙂

  6. djdfr

    May 31, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Sisyencrium, may be misspelled. I saw some on someone else’s blog and remembered my own which something had chewed on. They are bravely blooming nevertheless.


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