Blooms + sprouts

I was out late last night but was up early again, as usual. Visiting the poppies first thing in the morning has turned into something of a daily ritual for me.


And what a delightful one it is - it is always a surprise to see who opened during the course of the previous night.



These days, though, the garden isn't the only place where things are sprouting.


Pookie currently has no less than three new tailfeathers coming in all at the same time. I can't ever recall this happening before, and it is terribly exciting - well, to me at least. It takes a good couple of weeks for a Pookie-tailfeather to finish growing so I'll be able to admire his "sprouts" for quite some time. They really are very cute.


I'm sure Pookie would be horrified by the knowledge that I've just posted a detail shot of his feathery behind - oh! the indignity! - so please - don't tell him.

6 comments:

Hannahbelle said...

I love your bird, Pookie is adorable!

Carolina said...

Love your poppy photos. The gray on Pookie's tail is quite lovely in a more subtle way.

Candice said...

Nice to see Pookie put on his big boy pants. He should be very proud.

redsoxgal5 said...

Love the pictures !! So beautiful,just sent you a tweet, we need poppie socks and mittens..hint hint! you certainly have a green thumb! I planted 8 plants for White Garden Farms in CT. (US) only one bloomed and it never fully opened... I love poppies so much,I have the wild seeds, may try those next. Thank you for sharing your garden!! Wendy

Voie de Vie said...

Those poppies are awsesome - I can see why viewing them in the am has become a ritual.

Maryse said...

Are puppies perrenials? They are beautiful!