Thursday, May 28, 2015

When pigs fly. They’ll swing their legs lazily, propelling through the clouds. Some will dive like portly swans, rejoicing in their lightness; some will somersault like silly circus performers. When pigs fly. ~ Jeni Bell


Who knew there were dozens of poems about flying pigs?  It surprised and alarmed me.  Wonder why so many of us are thinking about flying pigs.  Way too much time on our hands.


However pigs decide to fly,
as long as they are way up high
and busy buzzing all around
instead of grunting on the ground,
I think it's safe to say I'll love
to see them soaring up above.
I'm sure I won't be shocked or shaken.
Still, I'll prob'ly miss the bacon.

~  Ken Nesbitt







and i suppose
they will have wings
like chicken feathers 
flap-flap
to carry them over their
rotting-wood fences and lift them
into cotton-soft clouds.
and there will be an exodus from the 
farms, over hills and across rivers,
and we will shout as they alight
on our chimneys and desks.
~  Ari Shine, Norcross, GA

Spent a day at the Pec Thing, a wonderful outdoor flea market that features a lot of garden art.  Love my garden art pig and wish I would have brought home the rooster, the kitty and maybe a cow or dog.  

Bird Related


The front door of the Wren family's shabby chic mansion.


Redwing visiting the feeders.

Annuals

It's been so cold I have been carrying my annuals in and out of the garage every night. Hopefully we are past overnight frosts, so now it's time to get my big pots of annuals planted.  Here are some of the annuals I've chosen to use this summer.  Now I just have to find the right combinations.



Love the calibrachoas in a hanging basket purchased already made up.



 Zinnias are the center flower in two of my large pots.  Gotta love 'em, they bloom tirelessly all summer.  I have a yellow one too but it's a little under the weather today so I'll show it in a few weeks.  



The above petunia is my favorite and it shows up in several pots and in the garden.  


Nicotiana,and verbena are waiting to fill empty spots.

Perennials



This variegated sedum behaves oddly in my garden.  It doesn't expand from its original size many years ago.  Usually plants expand or die, this does neither.  

8 comments:

Garden Fancy said...

All your annuals look so nice! Are those photos of your garden already this year? My annuals are barely getting going.... Thanks for sharing -- especially the pig poetry! :-) -Beth

Garden Fancy said...

All your annuals look so nice! Are those photos of your garden already this year? My annuals are barely getting going.... Thanks for sharing -- especially the pig poetry! :-) -Beth

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

I like your flying pig. I too noticed poems and stories about flying pigs. Maybe because it is such an impossibility that it is like all things can be accomplished with a little imagination and faith. Anyway, the cold has finally let up here and we are back in the 50' at night. Happy annuals!

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

That just happens to be one of my fav petunias also. I've always loved the deeper purple veining....so pretty.

I think we believe that pigs will be even more graceful when they fly...a fantasy maybe, but a good one.

Jen

tina said...

Maybe the sedum is a dud or a weak plant with all that variegation in it. Nonetheless it is pretty. Pigs fly! I like that second poem a lot.

Anita Johnson said...

There is a great store in Door County called the Flying Pig...great yard art there too! The last cold night we had ( Wisconsin) seemed to have nipped all my plants...I got tired of bringing them in. Now they look a bit yellowed. They better perk up before the snow flies again! Ha!

Lowcarb team member said...

'Pigs May Fly' is such a favourite saying isn't it ...

I do like the colours of all your annuals - it has still been a little chilly here too. It is always best to be careful with plants that are not too hardy. I hope it gets a little warmer for you soon.

Hope the weekend is going well for you - many thanks for visiting and commenting on the low carb diabetic blog. Your comments are always good to read, thank you.

All the best Jan

walk2write said...

I love whimsical garden art! You couldn't have chosen a better piece than that flying pig, and the poetry is perfectly suited. I think that expression about pigs peaked in popularity back when I was a little kid. You don't hear it much in conversation anymore. Too much mechanization and technology I guess.