Potager Y ‘mascot’ captured


Have been trying to capture this cutie for a long time…
The Daurian Redstart is a migratory bird, coming to our potager only in the winter season…
Each morning as we are having breakfast, he comes around…  

He was resting on a wooden pane for about 15 minutes…
Feeling comfortable and un-bothered by the clicking sounds of the shutter, the birdie let out droppings on three occasions…
Here, our Potager Mascot struts his wings and continues to frolick in the morning sun…

Been extremely occupied on the weekends with collecting and splitting wood for our newly acquired wood stove
So much so that I had little time to attend to the potager… and blogging of course…
My suweeto-haaato as usual, cooks up a hearty dinner…
Shrimp-avacodo salad, with fresh lettuce from the potager…
Urmmm… lovely, lovely…

(As requested by Theanne and p3chandan, here is the recipe as narrated by my missus… very simple and easy, she says…)
1. De-shell and de-vein the shrimps… boil shrimps with a little white wine for about 2 or 3 minutes…
2. Cut avocado into bite size
3. Chop onions finely
4. Lay lettuce on plate, and put shrimp and avacado on the lettuce…
5. Sprinkle chopped onions on top of shrimp and avocado
6. Put vinegar on above
7. Add a little mayonaise, a dash of ketchup, and some black pepper for taste
8. Finito


We have loads of narcissus plants in our garden…
I just love to poke my nose near them as their fragrance is heavenly…  
I am quite amused to learn of the Greek mythology whereby the handsome Narcissus became overly obsessed with his own image… apparently he kneeled and gazed at his own reflection in a pool of water… he fell and drowned… 
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About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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19 Responses to Potager Y ‘mascot’ captured

  1. rainfield61 says:

    The bird is handsome, but is awful to read dropping follows by some good food.Happy weekend.

  2. Beautiful bird, beautiful salad, beautiful flowers…excellent photos!Don and I used to chop wood too, takes time but the warmth feels so good when it's burning…as Henry David Thoreau said, "Wood you cut yourself warms you twice."Would Y share the recipe for the salad?Thank you, Theanne

  3. Ellada says:

    Hello from Greece. Beautiful bird, nice shot.Miam !!! I love shrimp-avocado salad.

  4. Lrong says:

    rainfield61… just got up from bed and can't help laughing out loud reading you comment about the bird droppings…. but the droppings are a part of nature, no?Happy weekend to you too. Theanne… thank you for your kind comments… yes, chopping our own wood is very time consuming but it is so good to feel the warmth from the very same wood we cut… ok, will ask my missus for the recipe and will blog it in a while… also, we are due to go to St. Petersburg in a week's time or so… Ellada… Hello from Japan! And welcome to my humble little blog…Thank you for your compliments… and I love shrimp-avocado salad too!

  5. The narcissus are very pretty. Is the bird eyeing what you are having for breakfast and want you to share some of it?

  6. lina says:

    Mention of bird poop immediately before a scrumptios looking salad. Nice…. LOLSuch a cute bird. The bird always come visiting, eh? That is so lovely.I bet you are having a blast "playing" with your wood stove because we haven't heard from you in a while! XD

  7. lina says:

    Going to St Petersburg for a holiday? 🙂

  8. Lrong says:

    Malay-Kadazan girl… the birdie used to come by when I was in the garden beds, waiting for some worms to be dug out by me… these days, he is similarly waiting for me to dish out some worms from the split wood… lina… hehehee, just a little poop only… yeap, that specie always come in the winter and stay until about March… always feel a bit sad to see it go… you are right about the stove… am sooo occupied with collecting, splitting, processing, and storing away the wood… am going to St. Petersburg on duty, and perhaps a little pleasure on the off hours…

  9. p3chandan says:

    Love to have your recipe for that avocado salad and shrimp Mr Lrong, cos it looked so delicious!

  10. Cat says:

    Oh yes, that narcissistic attitude will get you every time! Great capture of the sweet little bird!

  11. milka says:

    Nice shot of the bird, Lrong. That is so lovely they sing for you every morning.

  12. Stephanie says:

    I like your pictures! All very well taken. The bird is beautiful. And I must let you know that I love avocado and shrimps salad!! And yes some fresh lettuce would be soo so good 😀 You have the most delightful wife in the world!

  13. Lrong says:

    p3chandan… ok, shall post the recipe in a while… chotto matte kudasai ne… Cat… yeap, I am in heaven with that sweet little birdie around… milka… the bird sings for us in the evenings too… Stephanie… thank you for your compliments… my wife will probably glee from ear to ear upon hearing your kind words…

  14. p3chandan says:

    Chotto matte kudasai? Dont know what that means, but sounds familiar in a song I think. Anyway thank you so much for that recipe Mr Lrong and to your sueetoo haarto too!

  15. Lovely bird.The migratory birds are here at Tanjung Tuan, PD. Raptors Watch is a big event . Unfortunately I can't be there to welcome the buzzards etc.

  16. Lrong says:

    p3chandan… yes, you are right about 'Chotto matte kudasai' being in a song… It means 'please wait a minute'… ok, will convey to my sueetoo haarto…Keats… we spent some time at Morib and was quite interested to go and see the Raptors Watch at TT… but timing was always out…

  17. Malar says:

    Everything looks beautiful! Your wife must be a great cook!

  18. Lrong says:

    Malar… thank you… I am very happy with my wife for the things she does for me, including her cooking…

  19. Autumn Belle says:

    From this post, I begin to imagine how wonderful it is to be greeted by sound of this little tweety byrd in the morning, while having some nice, fresh salad prepared by darling Y. So glad you included the recipe. So the secret is the wine and vinegar. The narcisus is very beautiful and I can't blame N for falling in love with himself when he first looked at his own image.

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