Wednesday, April 20, 2011

An Alphabet for April (A-D)

"A"
is for the acrobatic Anole that hangs out on the head of my "peacock crane."   I love watching his antics as he sits on his perch above the pond.



"B"
is for the beautiful blooms of  Larkspur and 'Henry Duelberg' Salvia that have created a sea of blue in my front perennial bed.


 "C"
is for the cheerful Calylophus that brightens each side of 
my driveway.


"D"
is for the mourning Dove that has nested in the hanging basket on my side porch. She has a couple downy-feathered babies kept close under wing.


Happy April ....

Toni :-)

13 comments:

  1. Love the anole...they are so fun to watch! And, how exciting that you have baby mourning dove! Of course your blooms are so beautiful and your garden looks amazing!

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  2. The colour in your front perennial bed is simply beautiful ... love all that majestic Salvia. How wonderful that you have a dove nesting in your porch hanging basket and she has babies! She obviously feels it's a safe place for her little ones.

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  3. Oh, I love all that blue! That dove is smart - a ready-made nest!

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  4. I love the Anole and the Calylophus! Beautiful!

    As I scrolled down I wondered if you'd found something for the entire alphabet... that would be a looong post. :-)

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  5. what beautiful flowers and wildlife you have...Happy April and Earth Day

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  6. I love this alphabetic stroll through your magnificent gardens. The anole is adorable, he really blends in with his surroundings.

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  7. I love the idea of a garden alphabet!! I wish my garden woke up as early as yours does. Everything, as usual, is gorgeous!

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  8. Well, you know how I feel about the anole! Your spring garden is so lush and colorful. I tried throwing out some seeds last fall for larkspur and poppies but didn't have much luck. I do have two larkspur plants though that look like they might flower. Pretty pitiful show though!

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  9. Nice! I hope the alphabet will continue. Seeing the photos of the mourning dove made me feel peaceful and content. Must be pretty magical around your place about now. :)

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  10. My favorite it D!!!! How sweet! Thanks Toni!

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  11. Beautiful Toni! I'm looking forward to E,F,G,and H.

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  12. What fun to watch baby doves grow in the hanging basket! Beautiful gardens.

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