Monday, 21 July 2014

After the rain....


We have had some interesting weather in recent days; sunshine, humidity with high temperatures and then intermittent electrical light shows accompanied by booming thunder claps; or as one member of the family used to say "Don't worry, it's only God moving the furniture around!" 

So for this week's Nature Notes here are a few images taken in the garden after the rain ceased.

Red Lilium (Asiatic hybrid)

Lilium 'Lady Alice'
I am often reminded by you know who that "You've been rubbing up against those Lilies again" when another clean shirt is stained with pollen!!

A fresh looking Gatekeeper took up residence amongst one of the Euonymus shrubs waiting for the sun to reappear.

One Goldfinch was quickly back on the feeder devouring a quantity of sunflower hearts before its companions arrived and leaving plenty of leftovers on the patio floor. Why do they do that when I provide a top quality product?

 Our resident Robin, my former namesake ('The Earlybirder') takes advantage of a tasty meal.

And then a brief visit by an unnamed feline; no collar to ID it; who to my knowledge didn't leave its calling card!  FAB.

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flowers! Love the robin with his dinner! Your robins are quite different from ours.

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  2. Such great shots and that kitty's face is very sweet.

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  3. Lovely shots especially the kitty!

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  4. Some of my favorite photos have been taken shortly after a rain. These are beautiful, love the lilies, and the birds too, of course!

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  5. lovely nature shots Frank - I especially favour the robin

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  6. Yes, why do they do that Frank. I buy niger seeds, and whilst they do eat them, they also throw them all over the grass.....I have dozens of teasels in the lawn. Seems almost ungrateful :)

    I am also a collector of pollen......but at lease I am the one who washes them.

    The storms were amazing.........

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  7. There is a special beauty after the rain...Love the nature your way Frank....Michelle

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  8. Wow on all the photos. The goldfinch is so exotic looking. I'm not a cat person, but must admit this one made me smile.

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  9. Ja na de regen ligt alles er gelijk wat frisser bij en het roodborstje heeft gelijk een goede buit.

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  10. I especially liked the goldfinch photo. Would like to see one some day here in the US.

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  11. I love the garden after it rains. Everything is so fresh looking. Beautiful blooms Frank, and I just love that robin!

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  12. Lovely photos. I love the hint of a spiderweb in the one.

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  13. Wonderful series of photos! I love the Goldfinch and cute kitty!

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  14. Sneaky kitty! I have several of those around my place. We have a rule....no birds while they're at our place! Unless they are pigeons:) So far it's worked out well but I've discovered one takes a liking to the peanuts that fall around the feeder. You have some beautiful birds in your yard.

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  15. love your variety of images Frank, especially the Gatekeeper.

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  16. Everything is more beautiful when we slow down, look close and take the time to truly see.

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