Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Heaven, I'm in heaven...

Yes, as is so beautifully sung by Ella and Louis in 'Cheek to Cheek'...
How not to feel so when you can see flowers of blue right in your own space?
Yes, the borage has got to be one of the most fascinating flowers I know...
They self seed in our potager and we do nothing but enjoy its beauty... 
And of course, its taste too... 
Likewise, the poppy self seeds just as well...
It has adapted very well to our potager... 
The 'wild' oxalis is a tiny flower...
And a very pretty wild flower at that...
The lilac flowers never fail to bring joy to us each spring...
Such a lovely 'feminine' pink... 
My missus was attracted to this flower from the hills...
She brought back a plant and woah...
The Japanese name is 'Uma no ashi gata'...
Literally, 'the shape of a horse foot', apparently from the shape of the leaves...
In English, simply Meadow buttercup... 
Was taken aback to see this clinging on a tree...
Wing-span was about 10 centimeters as it is...
Apparently, one of its wings was chipped...
Which meant that I could take my time to record its beauty... 
Don't you just love the colors of the swiss chard?
Chards belong to the same family as spinach...
We have several colors... white, cream, yellow, pink...
Think the white and cream ones taste the best... 
Now, what do you do when you have to harvest all the remaining carrots because you need the space for the next crop?
The answer is here...