Brightly Coloured Raindrops (Flower Friday)

Why is it flowers never look so pretty as when they are covered with fresh raindrops?

My baby petunias are hanging on for dear life as the winter winds begin blowing once again.







Inner Beauty…

Following my afternoon of lying in the grass with the bees, as I walked up our front stairs, the light was hitting one of our hanging baskets of magenta petunias.

The colors that were being highlighted inside these flowers were simply stunning.

The hidden Inner Beauty of a Petunia!

Mother Nature, there is no competing with her color palette. The white could be either a sprinkling of pollen or perhaps some fairy dust!

Okay I admit it, although not a summer-sunshine kind of gal, I really am enjoying the flowers this year but if this heat keeps up… “mum, how much longer?”

Spring is in the air!

The weather doesn’t seem to be able to decide what it’s going to do lately. We wake to what appears to be sunny skies and these wonderful wispy clouds floating along the foothills.

I just love these clouds!

Then the next thing you know it’s raining! After a rain-shower mid-morning I came out to the kitchen to find both bird feeders occupied – a hummingbird at its feeder and the red-head at the woodpecker feeder. Of course by the time I found the camera only “ranga” was left but it still makes me smile to think about it.

Lovin' the birdlife!

Ironically I’d only just changed the hanging baskets around this morning, moving the red petunias to the front and bringing these purple ones to the back, and already the hummingbirds are sniffing around the flowers.

Says a lot about the hummingbirds preference for red flowers but I’m so glad they’re coming back. Hopefully they’ll bring back friends and family so I’ll stop wondering where they are and…  “mum, how much longer?”