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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Made in the Shade April 27, 2015

Welcome to my blog, today I am linking with-

Orange You Glad It's Friday hosted by Marie

Saturday's Critters hosted by Eileen

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma and Mystical Magical Teacher

More Geums from the Rose family are blooming this week, this is 'Mango Lassi';-

Geum 'Queen of Orange', which is the tallest- CORRECTION-  'Totally Tangerine'-

Dutch Tulips tend to be eaten by squirrels or voles in my yard, but species Tulips are somehow not appetizing and can repeat every year, Tulip batalini 'Bronze Charm'-


A few ferns, they mostly like to grow in the shade, most like moist soil, Polystichum aculeatum, Hardy Shield Fern-

Polystichum setiferum 'Divisilobum', the Alaskan Fern-

An elegant but deciduous fern is the Japanese Painted Fern, with delightful shading and silvery tones-

A fern I need to look up, very nice leaves-

And now, another fun peep at another grand-chick, this time a Silkie-


These are very unusual chickens.  They lack barbs to hold their feathers together, which gives them the fluffy furry look.  They have an extra toe, making 5, on their feathered feet.  They have black skin and bones, which makes their bill look blue.  As they mature their feathers tend to flop down over their eyes so they can't see well.  This is one I photographed at the fair last August, they tied her head feathers up out of her eyes-

The delicate little Silkies are not good at protecting themselves from other big chickens or predators, they need protection.  I feel like I need protection sometimes so I am glad to have a faithful Shepherd, Yeshua (Jesus), who promises to be my Strong Tower.

Hannah

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48 comments:

  1. Hello Hannah, your roses are gorgeous. And I love the ferns too. The Silkie is an unusual looking chicken, very pretty feathers.. The chick is adorable.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy Sunday!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen, Geums are fun. I've never seen them bloom this early before. The chick is cute, I hope she is not too hard to take care of. I saw one first on PBS, a woman took hers swimming every day then would blow-dry its fluff and put a little diaper on it. So cute.

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  2. Hannah, oh my heavens, your roses are just beautiful! I love all the green, ferns are awesome, aren't they? They add so much to a garden. Aww, that little chicken is just too cute, not seen one like that before. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy

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    1. Thanks, Nancy, the Geums have those orange colors I love. The ferns here have survived, so I appreciate them, and hope they will multiply. I haven't had experience with Silkies so I'm looking forward to seeing how they grow.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa, I have naturally occurring ferns here but they can spread like crazy and get big and not that pretty, so these dainty ones with interesting fronds appeal to me.

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  4. Beautiful geums and ferns and I love the Silkie.

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy, these Geums are the store-bought varieties and they keep hybridizing more. My seed-grown Geums will be coming up later and they bloom taller, bigger flowers, and longer. The Silkies are like little dolls.

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  5. Lovely geums, I had one that had such a tiny orange flower, ages ago, and your wee Silkie, what a treat to see one so tiny.

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    1. I first became acquainted with Geums through the tough little yellow weed one in my yard, and finally decided others needed a place in my yard. They don't multiply like the little weed though. I am taken with the little Silkie chick too, it will be fun to see her personality when she gets bigger.

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  6. Beautiful flowers! I love the light and color, pure delicacy!

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  7. Thanks, Leovi, I always appreciate the artistic viewpoint.

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    1. Thanks, Pat, she was shivering by the time I put her back. They are really soft and fluffy.

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  9. Lovely tulips. I gave up on tulips because rodents always ate them. Those put chickens. They're. at the mercy of someone who will care for them. Nice analogy.

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    1. Thanks, once I planted 6 species tulips. The next spring 5 were blooming where planted, the 6th was blooming on top of the ground. The squirrel dropped it because it didn't taste good and it managed to bloom there anyway. I was impressed.

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  10. Lovely tulips. I gave up on tulips because rodents always ate them. Those put chickens. They're. at the mercy of someone who will care for them. Nice analogy.

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  11. Your Geums are beautiful. That little chick is very unusual. He does look very soft.

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    1. Thanks, Christa, I have various plants I collect, so I was collecting Geums for a while. I had never seen a Silkie chick before either.

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  12. Dearest Hannah; First of all, So Sorry for my recent absence, dear friend. I feel so behind visiting friends.
    I googled ’Geum’; picture page shows varieties of thew with different colors :-) Close-up of your tulips are very pretty♡♡♡ Oh, I LOVE 'the Japanese Painted Fern', very elegant♪
    Such sweet cute baby chicken and adult one look also sweet with her head feathers tied up out of her eyes; first to see this white kind.
    Wishing you will have a wonderful new week.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  13. An interesting series of photos. Lovely range of plants and the little chick is simply adorable.

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  14. Lovely to see colour returning,along with an amazing variety of greens.....and orange is such a happy, glowing colour.
    Cute chick!

    Enjoy your week Hannah,
    Ruby

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    1. Thanks, Ruby, I enjoyed your flowers, they look so elegant on the artistic backgrounds and glass.

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  15. Hi! Nice collection of beautiful flowers in your garden. Thanks for planting Japanese fern.

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    1. Thanks, Minoru, it's a beautiful fern, I have other Japanese flowers, I'll have to show more. I like your photos of Japan.

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  16. I never heard of a silkie chicken, cool critter!
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    1. Thanks, I didn't know all the facts about them, like the black skin.

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  17. Ah the beauty of flora and fauna! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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    1. Thanks, Laura, I love the creation and the Creator.

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  18. Thanks, Gemma, I hope the grandkids like the little chicks. They are great at taming chickens, the ones I have will follow me from their tractor across the lawn to fenced beds where I let them scratch and take dust baths.

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  19. A lovely post Hanna, delightful flowers and adorable chicken plus baby. The little one melts the heart. Thank you so much for linking with Today's Flowers. Happy day to you :)

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    1. Thanks, Denise, your tulip photos are fantastic. It will be fun seeing the chick get bigger.

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  20. A lovely post Hanna, delightful flowers and adorable chicken plus baby. The little one melts the heart. Thank you so much for linking with Today's Flowers. Happy day to you :)

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  21. Gorgeous flowers and I love the ferns. The chich is so adorable. Have a wonderful week, Hannah!

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  22. the silkie chick is adorable. the ferns are so pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Felicia, I enjoyed your Bloodroot photos, so crisp and white. I had some plants but other more vigorous plants have hidden them from view.

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  23. The little Silkie is so cute! Bless their little hearts. I have many songs by Kutless. Great Christian group!

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    1. Thanks, Gail, they are sweet little bantams. l like the music too.

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  24. What a lovely garden. It's funny how critters don't eat all types of your tulips.

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    1. Yes, the species Tulips are the only ones that survive in my garden. I think when they hybridized them and made them larger they must have become more tasty.

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  25. I really like seeing the various shades of orange in this post!

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    1. Thanks, the Geums really excel in orange.

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  26. Orange is one of my favorite colors, and I love all your ferns. That last fern looks like Blechnum spicant, our native deer fern.

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    1. Thanks, Evan, I looked for the tag but couldn't find it, but I did get that one. The nursery Geums I bought are all on the orange side, a little hard to remember which is which. Newer ones I've seen seem to be odd shades of red. I didn't get any, even though I was Geum obsessed, I realized last year that my seed-grown ones are much bigger with longer bloom.

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  27. Nice pictures - I really like the detail of the ferns.

    Just have a go at bird photography - you never know it will work out!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks, Stewart, the ferns are doing well, I hope they may multiply like the wild ferns that live here. I could try putting some grain on the ground and setting up a tripod, I just haven't seemed to have the time with all the gardening work.

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  28. Beautiful garden pictures. I love the chicken.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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    1. Thanks Yael, I love the spring sucession of flowers, yours are ahead of mine. The Silkies chicks are adorable.

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