Sunday, April 15, 2012

Blooms day April 2012

 Petrea volublis
 ground orchid
 ground orchid
petunia picotee
golden cape honey suckle
Bougainvilla and Frangipani
Desert roses
deep pink Mandevilla waiting to be transplanted
thornless crown of thorns and white Dendrobium orchid

Hello and welcome to garden blogger's bloom day where gardeners all over the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. It has been HOTTT and DRY  with no rain for the month so far. However this is the time of year when trees shed their leaves, and the most colourful of flowers are in bloom. My garden is full of dried leaves, the grass is brown yet the trees have fresh greenery on them. I also had some excitement a few days ago after finding a piglet in the house. For more garden bloomers please visit Carol at may dreams gardens.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

This little piggy came to visit

Just discovered a piglet in the house, and I mean a real one. I was lying on the couch looking at the TV when I kept hearing some grunting and knocking noises. I thought it was one of the dogs or the wind on the shutters so I remained on the couch. I kept hearing more grunts so I decided to get up and see what was going on only to find a piglet coming up the corridor towards me heading for the TV room. Now the DQ (drama queen) in me came to the fore, I shrieked to my husband Chuck that there was a piglet in the house. Luckily the dogs were unaware of it so we shooed them out and I went back to find it. I couldn't find the piglet so I went into the back garden and around the house hoping that the dogs hadn't attacked it, I then heard a grunting in the back yard coming from the lawn mower shed. I quickly ran around and saw this pink piglet looking for an exit. I ran and opened the back gate and out he trotted. Don't know how he got into the house without being detected. He was one inquisitive piglet and I do hope he finds his way home. I hope there was only one since I hadn't checked upstairs.  
ps...A half hour later my husband shouted"he's back". I grabbed my camera and went to investigate. The cutie piglet trotted into the kitchen with much familiarity and wandered around the foyer, passed  the dog food grunting as he investigated. He passed me and continued down the corridor and exited through one of the side doors. The dogs never made a sound they just watched the piglet wondering who the heck was that?
Talk about a pig in a house!