Heaven, I’m in heaven…

Yes, as is so beautifully sung by Ella and Louis in ‘Cheek to Cheek’…
How not to feel so when you can see flowers of blue right in your own space?
Yes, the borage has got to be one of the most fascinating flowers I know…
They self seed in our potager and we do nothing but enjoy its beauty… 
And of course, its taste too… 
Likewise, the poppy self seeds just as well…
It has adapted very well to our potager… 
The ‘wild’ oxalis is a tiny flower…
And a very pretty wild flower at that…
The lilac flowers never fail to bring joy to us each spring…
Such a lovely ‘feminine’ pink… 
My missus was attracted to this flower from the hills…
She brought back a plant and woah…
The Japanese name is ‘Uma no ashi gata’…
Literally, ‘the shape of a horse foot’, apparently from the shape of the leaves…
In English, simply Meadow buttercup… 
Was taken aback to see this clinging on a tree…
Wing-span was about 10 centimeters as it is…
Apparently, one of its wings was chipped…
Which meant that I could take my time to record its beauty… 
Don’t you just love the colors of the swiss chard?
Chards belong to the same family as spinach…
We have several colors… white, cream, yellow, pink…
Think the white and cream ones taste the best… 
Now, what do you do when you have to harvest all the remaining carrots because you need the space for the next crop?
The answer is here
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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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27 Responses to Heaven, I’m in heaven…

  1. One says:

    Thank you for showing us the photos of heaven. It is definitely heavenly. You are really very good in photography. Even the moth looks spectacular!

  2. lina says:

    You have so much of nature to enjoy. All more sweet as they are fruits of your labour. 🙂 How does the borager taste like?

  3. I am growing swiss chard for the first time this fall but have no idea what I am going to do with it when harvest time comes. Like your self-seeded flower/herbs. Oxalis are weeds here.

  4. Bom says:

    Wow! Form and function in one post. I enjoyed looking at your flowers and was impressed with your harvest.

  5. Lrong says:

    One… you are welcome… and thank you very much for your compliments!lina… am really lucky to end up in this hamlet to settle down for now… the borage flower taste mildly sweet due to its nectar… the bees really love the flowers too…MKG… swiss chard taste really good… I harvest them over a long period of time, taking just the leaves that look shiny and good… I am sure you will like it…Bom… thank you for your comments! 'Form and function'? Hmmm, I have to review the post to check this out… thanks! 🙂

  6. Malar says:

    Borage have beautiful blue flowers! I like the carrot photos! That's a lot!Happy Spring to you!

  7. Beautiful photos of beautiful subjects! Carrot jam sounds very good! Oxalis have such pretty little flowers!

  8. Lrong says:

    Malar… yeap, that's quite a lot of carrots… have a good day…Theanne…am enjoying the carrot jam, bit by bit…

  9. You may not be able to plant pineapples, but you have sooooo many wonderful plants to compensate for that. I always enjoy seeing your bumper crops and photos of the pretty flowers.If you can find the time, join my new meme on MISSION QUITE POSSIBLE. You have so many images that you can use.Rosie

  10. Stephanie says:

    I love carrot juice. What about you? Your missus has good taste. That meadow buttercup is pretty!

  11. p3chandan says:

    Must be paradise in your potager with all those lovely blooms! I love the salad recipe your sweeto haato made with those blue borage flowers, it looked interesting and colourful and of cos delicious too I bet!

  12. Matron says:

    Oh the wonderful beauty of that moth camoflaged against the tree. Stunning!

  13. Lrong says:

    Thank you Rosie for your thoughts… Stephanie…yes me too… but we do not have a blender… p3chandan… the salad is really lovely to eat for dinner… not too heavy and very refreshing…

  14. I just use a Canon Powershot. If you look at my pictures again – 4 is a detail from 1. It amazes me quite how much detail there IS in the pictures we take. Almost all my pictures are trimmed, a little, or a LOT!! Try it on your moth picture – trim the head and antennae, or part of the pattern on the wing. You have the same amount of detail, I clicked on your image!

  15. Lrong says:

    Elephant's Eye… thank you for the information… indeed, there is much detail in the pictures we take, thanks to technology… I try not to trim my pics although sometimes I do… I should perhaps try to do so more often…

  16. Lrong says:

    Matron… the moth indeed has a very pretty pattern…

  17. maiaT says:

    Yes you are!Lately, I've discovered the beauty of wildflowers too. What a beautiful post with all these lovely flowers and eco (I think) vegetables.

  18. Bom says:

    The beauty in the form of your flowers. The nutrition derived as a function of your vegetables. 😀

  19. Lrong says:

    maiaT said… there are quite a lot of wildflowers (aka weeds?) over here too… hope to capture some of them with my camera when I have time to spare… and yes, the veggies are 'eco' as I do not use chemicals…Bom… ah, I see… thank you so much for your thoughts…:)

  20. anie,Nagoya says:

    Nice to meet u n so beautiful folwer

  21. Lrong says:

    anie… thank you for dropping by and also, thanks for your compliment…

  22. Chard is beautiful… almost like roselle and okra stems.., on colour.

  23. Lrong says:

    Bangchik and Kakdah… the red chard is beautiful to look at but not so tasty to eat…

  24. ~Holly~ says:

    Lovely photos!!

  25. Lrong says:

    Holly… many thanks!

  26. Cat says:

    Lrong visiting your blog is so enjoyable. Your joy is infectious and the photography superb!

  27. Lrong says:

    Cat… you are too kind with your comments… danke… and likewise, it is truly a joy for me to view the images in your blog too…

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