Magpies, Fuchsia and Dahlia

02 Sep

1    So many Magpies in our neighbours’ tree last evening – in the words of an old English Nursery rhyme, eleven for health, that would be good! Glad there weren’t 13!   You may need to click on the photo to see them all.

One for Sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told
Eight for a wish
Nine for a kiss
Ten a surprise you should be careful not to miss
Eleven for health
Twelve for wealth
Thirteen beware it’s the devil himself.

Magpie meeting

Magpie meeting, photo  by Mr S

2    The sunlight on the Fuchsia lit them up beautifully and just as I took the photo, a bee settled.

Fuchsia and bee

Fuchsia and bee

3    There’s a new bud on the Dahlia – the sunlight lit that beautifully too.

Dahlia bud

Dahlia bud


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4 responses to “Magpies, Fuchsia and Dahlia

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    September 4, 2014 at 2:47 am

    just love the Dahlia Bulb photo…PERFECT!

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    September 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

    The dahlia bud is a beautiful capture 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Hudson Howl

    September 2, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Am not familiar with this nursery rhyme, and am tempt to write line zero, but won’t tinker. Well not out loud.

    When I see a dahlia flower or bud, I look for a wick. Their waxiness sets them apart I think, perhaps just me.

  4. john zande

    September 2, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Reading that FB thread was mind-bending, Sally. When you hear lines like “why are there still monkeys” you have to wonder is the person really that ignorant, and therefore forgivable, or are they purposefully defiling their own brains. I actually saw a great response to that very question a few weeks ago which, rather patiently, went: “When the British settled North America there were still Britain’s, in Britain, living on…”


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