Friday, May 25, 2007

Potatoes

The potatoes are blooming.
We planted many different varieties.
The blue potatoes have a blue bloom.
The Chipping Sparrow is my favorite sparrow.
When he was on the posing ball I just had to take a few photos.
He is tiny, only 5 inches from head to tail.

The Baltimore and the Orchard Orioles come and go all day.
They do like their jellies.

10 comments:

Mary said...

I agree, Sherry. The Chipping Sparrow is my favorite, too. They are so small and sweet - with a sweet sound, too. They visit my feeders now and then.

I have ORANGES everywhere, waiting for that Oriole... I need to research them and see if they come close to Charlotte.

smilnsigh said...

I had a vague idea of what potato blossoms look like. But thank you for refreshing my memory.

And I love it! Potato blooms. A very unique photo idea. :-)

Mari-Nanci

The French Nest said...

Stunning photographs, Sherry. I had no idea potatoes had such beautiful blooms! I especially love the photo of the gorgeous orange bird...so unique!

Q said...

Hi Mary,
All sorts of birds like fruit so you maybe surprised at who finds you!
Sending rain and Orioles.
The birds do not read those maps so you never know one or two could find your tasty oranges.
Sherry

Q said...

Hi Mari-Nanci,
As you know I am a gardener!
Seeing potato blooms is exciting. In about a month we will begin digging a few to go with our green beans.
Fresh food from the garden is my favorite.
Sherry

Q said...

Hi French Nest,
Thank you. Potato flowers are beautiful to me!
Having the Orioles around is also fun. I love their song and their bright colors.
Sherry

Becky said...

I have potatoes too but no blosoms yet. Hurry potatoes, hurry.

Q said...

Hi Becky,
I love every part of growing potatoes. Yours will be blooming soon.
We can eat potatoes and green beans soon.
Sherry

Mary said...

Isn't it wonderful when you see evidence that there are true, growing things in the garden? Seeing that hard work start to come to fruition? My husband races straight outside the second he comes home to see what's sprouted or bloomed while he's been at work.

Thanks for sharing the photos of your garden and the friends who visit it!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
It is uplifting to know food is being grown and so far no critter has eaten it!
I hope we have some green beans to go with the potatoes this year. Last year a ground hog ate the green bean plants! I replanted seeds but they never did very well.
Not only do I think potato blooms are beautiful as blooms but also beautiful as hope for food to come.
I also go out and check what's in bud and what has sprouted very day.
Sherry