Wednesday, 2 June 2010


This morning, we had another trip to the 'divine' Tesco for some shopping and (horror of horrors) to get my photo taken in order to renew my passport. Don't worry, I will NOT be posting a copy of that particular picture on this (or any other) site.
Back home and a quick look around the garden revealed the Pyracantha starting to open it's pretty, little , white flowers.
I was struck by how similar - indeed, almost identical - these flowers are to the flowers of the Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) trees which are opening their blossom right now.
Five, small, white petals surrounding a ring of stamens and a stigma in the middle, followed by reddish-orange berries, could describe either of these plants. Not strictly surprising as they both belong to the same family, the Rosaceae.
On a 'cuter' note, in the Hawthorn tree (another member of the Rosaceae family) at the front of our house, there was a family of young House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) fluttering their wings in anticipation of a beak-full of something tasty from their mother. Beautiful!
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