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A Surprise and Mischief in the Garden

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Siberian Irises and Clematis. 

Our Garden this year is full of surprises and mischief. Just this weekend alone, we discovered so many blooms showing a variety of colours and scents in our garden. We are even anticipating in a few weeks the birth of some birds. Then Alvin is back! With lots of rain these past few days, we have many to look forward to in the garden this Summer. 
Peonies and Roses blooming in our garden. 

To our surprise, our window ledge has a Robin's bird nest with four eggs in this distinct Robin's egg blue. I learnt from Wikipedia, that this blue shade is an official Crayola colour also known as eggshell blue. American Luxury Jeweller, Tiffany & Co also adopted this colour which is colloquially known as Tiffany Blue. 
I am in awe on how perfect the Mother Bird created this nest. The Mother Bird is also so smart and very protective to place her nest by our window ledge instead of in our nearby tree. At least over here, the squirrels and Alvin will not reach her eggs. She lays there all day and all night. She just flies away whenever I come near the window to check on them. From what I read, it takes 14 to 16 days for the eggs to hatch which will be on the first week of July. 
Some Aquilegia-Columbine in our garden.
White and Green blooms. 
Meet the mischievous Alvin the Chipmunk.
Yes, Alvin is officially back as of last Sunday. He loves to hang out at our Birdhouse by our tree near our deck. We spotted him during the day just owning this part of our tree. He is very playful, going up and down the tree. Perhaps looking for something to eat. Looked like he was munching something on the above photo. 

In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.
- Aristotle

Enjoy the wonders of nature this week!

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27 comments

  1. Beautiful flowers :) Your posts are always very interesting! :)

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  2. amazing photos

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  3. Hi Pamela! Just love that quote, so true! I'm really fascinated by nature too, and now by your photos, you have an amazing garden with many beautiful flowers! The nest and the mother bird are so sweet, and so are the little Alvin, how tender is!:) Well done you caught in the shot!:) Kisses dear! xo

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  4. I had no idea about the eggshell blue! Ive never seen it in real life, I's really like to. Your garden is so beautiful and speaks of summer with its exquisite blooms, how amazing are the Siberian Irises and Peonies, so blissful to look at. Adore the chipmunk, can they be kept as pets? Thanks for your kind visit doll, hope your week is going well :)

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    1. Hi Sam, oh no chipmunks are considered wildlife and cannot become pets. They are just fascinating to look at from a distance.

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    2. Aww and here I had ideas about making my own Alvin & The Chipmunks crew, lol. Ive never seen these cute critters here, we have something called dassies instead. I appreciate your kind words over at mine :)

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  5. Pamela, your garden is gorgeous. That robin's egg nest is AMAZING! You are so right. It looks perfect. Like picture perfect! The color of the eggs are so gorgeous. I know you'll be excited when they hatch. Nature can be so beautiful. Alvin the squirrel is just too cute! hahahaha What a fabulous garden you have. Thanks for sharing this.
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  6. Pamela. Of course you have the most lovely garden. Beauty attracts beauty. And those bird eggs!!! That is definitely good luck. We had some little birds in our bush once. You could hear them chirping while their mom was gone but if you looked into the nest they would stop immediately. They could sense that we were near. Nature!!!!!!!!

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  7. Very beautiful photos. I have never seen a chipmunk in real life. Hopefully you will get a snap of the baby birds and share it with us!

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  8. Dear Pamela,

    Your garden looks enchanting! There is so much colour. Love the robin and the chipmunk that came to visit :-)

    Happy day!

    Madelief x

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  9. So many beautiful flowers! Love these pics :D
    xoxo

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  10. Lovely flowers in your garden Pamela. Alvin is very cute. Look forward to seeing your baby birds hatch - what a wonderful vantage point you have to watch them lucky you.

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  11. Very pretty My mom had a nest at her bedroom window and it was pretty cool to see the baby birds when they did hatch. We have squirrels too but they are quite trouble. I stopped feeding my bunnies because they would take all the food! Your flowers are beautiful, I love to look at them but have no patience for yard work.

    Rosemary

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  12. Love those blue colored eggs (weird I thought robin's egg blue was the crayola color) and all those gorgeous flowers. Looks like you're having beautiful early summer weather!

    xo Mary Jo

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  13. Oh wow, that chipmunk is awesome! How did you get so good photos of it?

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    1. Hi Rosa, I photographed the Chipmunk from inside the house using my zoom camera lens.

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  14. I so love your garden space and alvin of course! The bird and nest are stunners:)

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  15. I've been following along on Instagram. Keep us posted on the Robin eggs. Our garden is full of Robins. I love having them follow me around when I'm working. They are, of course, waiting for worms while I dig and weed. Looks beautiful, Pamela :)

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  16. Pamela, thank you for amazing photos! Especially for Alvin!
    kisses)

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  17. What a lovely post. These flowers are so pretty and your photos certainly do them justice. I love clematis and aquilegia which remind me of old-fashioned cottage gardens.
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  18. Thanks for stopping by, come see me on Inside Me Beautiful photos.

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  19. Aww, how cute is this chipmunk?!
    xx
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  20. beautiful flowers....they remind me of my mom's garden :)
    xoxo

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  21. The garden is to die for--great work and what an inspiration . . . .

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  22. lovely pictures♥ especially the last one :)

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