The showy petals of Patty’s Plum oriental poppy give way to the tight buds of Black Elder (Sambucus nigra). And so it is that one thing leads to another. And although the prospect of change often worries us, there can be great beauty in transience. There is excitement too, if we allow it: of a ‘what will happen next?’
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33 thoughts on “In my garden change happens”
Cee, such a nice comment. Coming from you, I feel I’ve won a gold star 🙂
Love the richness of colour in this image, Tish. 🙂
Thank you, Sylvia 🙂
I say, Tish – what an extraordinary bloom ! I’ve never seen anything like it … Oriental Poppy, eh ?
Bloody amazing – and beautiful, in an excessive kind of way. 😀
You’ve said it – blooming excessive 🙂
But fun !
Ahh patty’s plum is a lovely variety that passes all too quickly!
So beautiful, Tish! Lovely moment, capture.
Bravo! Dramatic presentation Tish. The colors, composition and virtual texture of the photo make it almost three dimensional. The photo would make an excellent water color subject. Thank you for sharing your art. Enjoy the weekend.
You have a good weekend too, Gerry, and thanks for your v. kind comments.
Lovely photo Tish.
What gorgeous and vibrant color Tish. Yes I believe wonderful things are ahead!
It’s good to be optimistic – no matter what 🙂
Well said, beautifully shot!
Glad you liked it, Tina.
I like a bit of ‘excess’, Tish, and I always value your thoughts. 🙂
That’s a very nice thing to say, Jo. Thank you.
So lovely! I love the vivid colours and little red buds. There’s so much we can learn from Nature, if we stop and pay attention.
Thanks for showing my blog some love. 🙂
Thank you for returning the visit, Nadine, and I’m more than happy to show your blog some love 🙂
Tish, this is a stunning photo. The beauty of the image is complemented by equally beautiful and positive words.
Thank you for those very kind words, Lucile.
You deserve and are very welcome, Tish.
So the red buds are the Black Elder, yes? I’m familiar with its medicinal properties and have a bottle on hand for the cold/flu. Beautiful as always, T. =)
Hello Diana. Yes, black elder is very healing – the flowers and the berries. But hope you’re not needing it at the moment 🙂
Nope, not w/ the dancing… *grin*
At 65 now, the garden of my life is changing again. Some fear and uncertainty but I will dig out any weeds that arise. That is one part of the script I can write myself. Thanks visit my blog.
And thank you for making me smile. And yes you’re right about the weeding. One thing we can deal with. In fact I’m off to my allotment veggie plot to do just that 🙂
Have planted seeds for tomatoes, yellow squash, and red, yellow and orange sweet peppers.
That sounds like a few delicious meals in the making. Carl. Sweet peppers don’t do too well in the UK, even under cover, but I too have got tomatoes and squash sprouting. In fact my poly tunnel is bursting with lettuce, parsley and coriander.