The Photo Gallery 228: My Back Garden

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At the weekend I spent a small fortune on the birds who visit my garden.
Mia and I travelled from garden centre to DIY store to buy feeders and seed and nuts and fat balls by the armload to dangle from the branches of my favourite trees.

We spent forever deciding where they should go for maximum bird benefit, then I rather selfishly realised that they would all be hidden and I wanted to be able to sit in my kitchen and watch our feathered friends visit while eating my breakfast.
So we moved them around again; precariously perching on the kitchen stool to hook them over branches high up in the trees’ canopy.

Two in the silver birch my mum bought us as a wedding present, two in the maple tree under which our beloved cat Lily is buried, two in the huge Red Robin bush that sheds vivid red leaves onto my lawn, two on the sweet gum that has grown ridiculously tall and two hidden in the branches of the impressive Japanese maple bush just outside the back door.

My back garden is now perfection.

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14 Responses to The Photo Gallery 228: My Back Garden

  1. Sarah says:

    Both these photographs are so, so beautiful, but I adore the second one immensely! The colour of those leaves and that gorgeous hanging beauty for the birds.
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  2. Mummy Barrow says:

    Sorry your mum has had to go through surgery, Tara. That must have been a huge worry. And my word you have had a lot deal with. Sending hugs and strength. And wine.

    I love that picture of blossom. There is so much of it about at the moment, I want to photograph it all and make it stay forever.
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  3. Notmyyearoff says:

    Hope your mum is now ok and makes a full, speedy recovery. Your garden sounds like a perfect chill out spot now and your Japanese maple looks so nice, that red!

  4. Libby Price says:

    What gorgeous photos – your garden now sounds perfect for sitting with a cup of tea and some chocolate digestives in (sorry – healthy smoothie) whilst watching the birds!!
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  5. Susan Mann says:

    Aww how lovely. I’d love to have a garden with trees, etc. maybe one day. For now Aria feeds the birds some left over bread. How sweet of Mia xx
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  6. Cerys says:

    Is it Wednesday now?! Oh good! Gorgeous photos and I love that idea of gifting a tree as a wedding present! *makes a mental note of that one*. Here’s to a speedy recovery for your Mother. PS – I always giggle to myself when my Father in Law proudly tells us how many birds he’s had on his nuts that day…FNAR!!! X
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  7. Helen says:

    I just love these photographs. Particularly the red leaves. Gorgeous.
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  8. The colour of those leaves – magical. Very pretty indeed.
    I too spend a small fortune on bits for bugs and birds but it puts smiles on faces so it’s all good x
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  9. Oh that red is just glorious. I don’t blame you at all for wanting to see the birds after all your hard work setting it up 🙂 I used to love watching birds come right up to the back door, and then our killer machine cat arrived and she has slightly put the birds off-can’t think why…..
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  10. Kara says:

    The colours of your trees are gorgeous, so striking, my little girl is obsessed with watching the birds, so much so she has asked for a bird table for her 4th Birthday xx
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  11. So jealous of all the people with gorgeous blossoms in their back gardens! Lovely pictures 🙂
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  12. Coombe Mill - Fiona says:

    totally stunning, I just love all the blossom at this time of year and it looks like you will have happy birds visiting too
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  13. Lovely photos – you’ve inspired me to get outside and photograph mine later!
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  14. Mrs TeePot says:

    Absolutely stunning photos! So beautiful, and full of spring loveliness!
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