Shag on a Boat, Strawberries and Colour Combination

27 Jun

1   Looking out from the Zed Shed where we were singing this morning, I noticed a Shag sunning himself on a dinghy in the estuary. He stayed there for over an hour!

Shag sunning himself

Shag sunning himself

2   Our first tiny wild strawberries are suddenly ready and they are so, so sweet!

First strawberries

First strawberries

3   I love the colour combination, quite serendipitous really, of the very dark Chocolate Cosmos (which really does smell of chocolate) with the violet blue of the Johnson’s Blue Geranium and the white and green of the daisies.

Chocolate Cosmos with Johnson's Blue Geranium

Chocolate Cosmos with Johnson’s Blue Geranium


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19 responses to “Shag on a Boat, Strawberries and Colour Combination

  1. mixedupmeme

    July 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I thought a shag was a dance or a hair cut.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      As well as a bird, like a cormorant, it has a more rude meaning too so my title on this post had a double entendre that raised a few eyebrows! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Just want to say too, thank you so much for all the time you have spent visiting, liking and talking to me this afternoon. 🙂

  2. utesmile

    July 1, 2013 at 5:54 am

    I love strawberry plants, red green and still the white flowers, it looks great!

  3. Alex Autin

    June 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    The titles of your posts are getting more and more …..interesting, Sally. 😉
    I had no idea there is a bird called a shag!

    Strawberries, chocolate, and a shag! Love the strawberry pic.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Strawberries, chocolate, and a shag! Can’t be bad! I was pleased with the title! 🙂

  4. Marilyn Griffin

    June 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I never thought you could eat wild strawberries…what have I ben missin!…love the chocolate cosmos…want to smell it!

  5. Frank

    June 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

    The bird has seen too many humans spreading their arms will boating. ….. and gotta love strawberries in the summer!

  6. david wheeler

    June 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I think you’ll find the shag’s a juvenile cormorant!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Now that’s funny! I thought it was a Cormorant but John said it was a shag so I thought he must be right! 🙂

  7. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    June 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I have to admit, the shag on a boat caught my eye, 🙂 I hadn’t heard of a bird called a shag before.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      I was wondering if it would amuse others as it did me to write that title! 🙂

  8. Jim in IA

    June 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Years ago, 32 I believe, my sweet wife and I were walking about a meadow in northern Illinois. We came across a wild strawberry patch. We ate a bunch on the spot. Then, went home and returned with a BIG bowl, filled it, and took them home to freeze.

    How tasty. Thank you for reminding me of that memory.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Very glad I could remind you of that lovely memory. Wish we had enough for a bowl-full – I think there are just 8 so far! 🙂

  9. theamateurcamera

    June 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I could do with sunning myself on a boat! Those strawberries look delicious and those flowers beautiful! 🙂


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