Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sunlit Sunday

Joining Karen for Sunlit Sunday today I am sharing more crocuses!!  They seem to be doing so well in our garden this year.  Today it is dry but overcast, so it is a good thing that I took these pictures yesterday when it was sunny!  They have been popping up all over the place, in places we have never planted them, and in numbers that we have never seen.  I have a theory about that which I will share at the end of this post.  Before that I hope you will enjoy the beauty of the sunlit crocuses in the garden!


















Do you see that hole in the grass in the picture above.  That was made by the squirrel.  He is a right little wotsit.  He sits there digging holes, eating bulbs, stealing things, and no matter what you do he just sits there and carries on.  No noise deters him - I have tried banging saucepans at him.  Goodness knows what the neighbours thought of that, but the squirrel didn't care a bit.  I have even tried running up towards him and waving my arms, but until you get about 2 foot away he still just sits there.  He must be suffering from hearing loss!

Anyway, this hole is part of my crocus theory.  The squirrel has been digging holes all over the garden since the autumn.  No doubt burying things, but also digging up the bulbs.  My theory about the crocuses is that he has been digging them up in other peoples gardens and then carrying them here and burying them.  So I suspect that quite a few of our crocuses are stolen!  Of course that does mean that someone else is going to be enjoying all of my tulips that he has absconded with....


Finally a solitary (at the moment) wild primrose.  Hubby someone wanted to dig them up because he they thought they were weeds!!!!  I will say no more about that other than I did stop him them and rescue them just in time!

I hope that you are having a sunny Sunday, even if not with actual sun - it is overcast here today - with some sunny moments in your day and in the week to come!

Amy

42 comments:

  1. Such beautiful crocuses, and what a lovely little Primrose. Glad you rescued it!

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  2. Such beautiful heralds of spring!! blessings ~ tanna

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  3. I have heard that 'bloodmeal' deters squirrels.
    Jane x

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. I think you're probably right about the squirrel and his digging.

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  5. What a lovely thing to see with all the snowdrops and crocuses on your lawn. Yes, I'm thinking your theory regarding the squirrel is probably correct. It is a beautiful sunny Sunday morning here but the temperature is -10C so a bit chilly. No, a LOT chilly. At least the sun is shining on the brilliant white snow. Enjoy your day and the week ahead. Hugs. Pam

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  6. Lovely photos. I've really appreciated the spring flowers that I've seen appearing. Plus seen some beautiful blossom. Not cherry, I don't know what it is.

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  7. Lovely spring photos Amy, such beautiful colours x

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  8. Oh my what a story, that squirrel is a bit daring to move all the flowers around from home to home. We have a squirrel who sits on the top of our pool screen and bothers Max.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  9. Beautiful. I did chuckle about the squirrel though, your neighbours will wonder where their crocuses are, until they look in your garden. Glad you managed to save the primrose, native primroses are one of my favourite flowers, they're so pretty.

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  10. look lovely Amy!! Enjoy your Sunday! All look like spring!!
    xoxo

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  11. Thank you, Amy, for this lovely post!
    Your texts make me smile and the images of flowers make my heart beat faster. Welcome, Spring!
    Have a lovely week ahead!

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  12. They are so beautiful, and great photography too!

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  13. Hahaha love your theory about the squirrel and the extra bulbs !!! But seriously, I think your theory is correct... I've been observing squirrels here in the garden as well, and that would be the most logical explanation... They do excavate & re-bury their findings, so...
    Cute little rascals ;-))))

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  14. Lovely crocuses, I like the idea of a squirrel gardener planting them around lol. Do they set seed at all? Might be another possibility perhaps and they've just not been big enough to flower before this year

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  15. As much as I dislike the grey squirrel he has done a lovely job replanting your spring bulbs :-)

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  16. Beautiful spring photos, my garden is not looking good at all at the moment, I am hoping to get out there and make a difference soon.

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  17. Hello Amy, I am still gigling at you with your arms in the air and carrying saucepans. - brilliant.
    Beautiful crocus, snowdrops and and little primsose.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  18. The purple of the crocuses (crocii ??!?) is beautiful. Please remind come autumn to plant some bulbs!
    Jillxo

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  19. Your flowers are beautiful and I love your theory. You may be on to something. We have squirrels in our back yard and they just sit on the fence while our dogs bark, yell, scream and howl at them. They are basically rats with bushy tails as far as I am concerned.

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  20. Beautiful flowers, made me feel all spring-like :) Squirrels are hardy blighters, I like the idea of them sharing out the flowers, I hope he brings your tulips back though! xx

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  21. Hehe, a small robbers exchanged onions!
    I've never heard about such a squirrel, I only know, that they seeds nut and oak trees...
    Wonderful photos.
    Our crocuses get more and more too, in every year. Only the purples, the yellows stay little (I think, the birds eat them)
    Have a great new week

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  22. SO pretty! We don't have flowers yet, but the sun's trying to shine! Have a happy week, Amy!

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  23. I'm loving the crocus at the moment. There are several grass verges near here with large drifts of them - so pretty. Your squirrel made me laugh :) x

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  24. So nice to see the pretty crocus and snowdrops. I had some voles that ate some of my tulip bulbs. I don't know if you have any there but they're like a field mouse except they like vegetation- they also killed off some shrubs, I can just about imagine the squirrels digging and planting the bulbs thinking they're prepping for the winter. Little stinkers!

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  25. So pretty - I wish I'd managed to get out in the garden with my camera yesterday. The light just wasn't good enough today. Have a great week. x

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  26. Men and flowers!!! Those purple crocuses are such a vibrant colour - thanks for sharing them.

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  27. Beautiful flowers....our bluebonnets are just around the corner from blooming!

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  28. Beautiful crocuses! I wonder if any of your neighbours will have rogue tulips come up in their gardens thanks to the squirrel? xx

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  29. Lovely crocus photos, Amy. I bet you're right about the thieving, bulb-swapping squirrel! :o)

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  30. What a naughty squirrel - at least he is productive in the gardening department, if he brings in new bulbs. The crocuses look absolutely lovely, Amy. Better than the efforts of our bush turkey, who simply 're-arranges' the garden mulch and destroys things. It is funny about the primrose, and I too have had such gardening moments :)

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  31. Such beautiful flowers! I can't wait until I see that kind of beauty around here again instead of bare trees and ground covered in snow. We have very naughty squirrels here, too. ;-)

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  32. Hi Amy, Your crocus are absolutely stunning! Such color! I like the pretty white snowdrops too. The primrose is a lovely flower as well. No blooms here yet but I am hopeful that spring will be here very soon! :)

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  33. Oh so pretty! I love the squirrel story too!

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  34. Your crocus photos show the loveliness of the clumps of flowers so well. What a cheeky little squirrel!

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  35. Lovely I've been out in the garden taking crocus pics too
    Clare x

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  36. I love the thought of your rogue squirrel! I'm sure your theory is correct X

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  37. They are such a pretty little flower, I don't have any in the garden but they are popping up here and there, up here. Like lovely patches randomly scattered. As for your bulb pinching squirrel they are so naughty. We have one, that runs the length of the wall and climbs up a tree to torment the dogs. He dismantles wind chimes and tried to steal the bird food. But you do have to laugh at them. :)

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  38. We have the grand total of one crocus here, out of the hundreds I planted last autumn. I suspect small, furry, brown people :o) xx

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  39. Wow what a glorious display despite no help from the squirrel! Sarah x

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  40. Can't get enough of spring flowers! What lovely photos.
    Amalia
    xo

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  41. I love crocuses and will be please to see them when they arrive her. I did spot a few snowdrops in the garden, so that's a sign of spring!

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