The other day, these two mourning doves, sitting atop the container that "houses" my Actinida kolomikta and Actimida (Kiwi Vines), were having a heart to heart convo. They were discussing how they felt about the fact that unlike "some birds" that visit my garden, they do not have a baseball team named for them!
The doves were referring to Mac (Cam's beau), my "lone" male cardinal and the team known as The Saint Louis Cardinals; as well as a "lone" bluejay and the team known as The Toronto Bluejays.
The aforementioned birds are pictured (respectively) below (in images that were posted in entries on TLLG's Facebook Page this morning).
As the mourning doves continued discussing the injustices they felt about not having a baseball team named after them, my Ajuga flowers, who are planted behind where the convo was taking place, reprimanded them, saying that there were a number of birds who visit this garden who do not have a sports team named for them including a "lone" chickadee, common grackles, dark-eyed juncos, a "lone" hairy woodpecker, house finches, a "lone" rose-breasted grosbeak, tufted titmouses, and white-breasted sparrows.
"Moreover," the ajuga flowers said in unison, "neither the cardinal or the bluejay is happy about having a baseball team named after them!" And although an oriole has yet to visit here, the ajuga suspects they wouldn't care for The Baltimore Orioles "association" either!
"However," the ajugas said, "both the cardinal and the bluejay enjoy being featured on Facebook and in other cyber-venues!"
Then the ajugas pointed out, if anyone should feel excluded, it should be them, for they were not included in TLLG's postings for Water a Flower Day, which occurred last Thursday!
While it is true that on that day — in my postings on TLLG's FB Page — I only included photos of a flower from my amethyst in snow plant, a flower from my smoke bush shrub, a flower from my red rose shrub, a flower from my Curly Sue tulips; as well as a flower from my orange rose shrub, and, while it is true that only a flower from my H.F. Clematis was included in a Water a Flower a Day follow-up; it was not my intent to have my ajugas — or any other of my flowers that were not featured — feel excluded!
And now, to make it up to the ajugas and the other flowers who were not represented in the photo-ops for Water a Flower Day, I'm including their images below, beginning with the ajuga.
|COULEUR CORDIAL TULIPS|
|CONTORTED HAZELNUT'S FLOWER|
|2013 PEONY 2 OF 9!|
In fact, the ajuga and the chives were the only ones of these seven that were around for Water a Flower Day, but I have included the others,out of respect for the "serving" they did in enhancing my garden, as well as for my good wishes for them to get a good sleep and return next spring!
And, as you may recall, dear reader, in 2012, they thrived and thrived whilst participating in a number of my Virtual Stories (mini movies) that can still be viewed within my Vimeo Library!