Saturday, October 13, 2012
Shedding dogs, nesting birds: "I threw him an olive branch'
Last week Doug set up a bird bath in the shrubbery of our garden. Only five days later, our Willie wagtail braved the new 'thing' in the bushes and then had a bath that he clearly enjoyed. Next came the sparrows, wrens, doves and honey-eaters in quick succession. But it was our Willie wagtail who was the leader.
Our bush orchid (Cymbidium canaliculatum) has burst into full flower. When looked at through a magnifying glass, each flower is extraordinarily complex and beautiful.
The saying "I threw him an olive branch" came into a recent conversation between two of my friends. It's a saying I haven't heard for years and as an admirer of olive trees as symbolic of peace, I love the saying and will try to use it whenever applicable. Meanwhile my youngest olive tree is thriving in Mitchell's spring warmth.
The white flower is an Eremophila that's growing in our garden.
Posted by Robin's Double Life at 4:14 PM