Six on Saturday – out with the old

Acer griseum Aprl 14 2018 small

It’s impossible to exaggerate how much I love the cinnamon coloured exfoliating bark of Paperbark Maple – Acer griseum

Trees don’t shed leaves only, and plants aren’t the only thing in the garden that await renewal each year.  Any shots here with a blue sky was taken earlier in the week.  Today it’s cloudy, with rain, freezing rain, ice pellets and snow forecast for the next three days.  Spring delayed, again!  Thanks to The Propagator, who gardens where it appears to be much warmer, for this weekly theme!

 

disintegrating bees nest April 7 2018 small

Last year’s rather large hive on a tree rather close to the house — I’m thinking (hoping?)  winter will have made it uninhabitable this year…

nest in Juniper April 14 2018 small

A bird’s nest in a Juniper in the back field — possibly good for a renovation; as the ad would say, needs some TLC

hornet next in fountain April 14 2018 small

A hornet’s nest in the urn/fountain/planter in the middle of the Island bed.  I’ll likely break it off next week – although I’m all in favour of providing habitat for all sorts of pollinators, these were just too close for comfort.

 

robin's nest April 8 2018

I think this robin’s nest is a total tear down.  It’s three years old though – quite amazing it’s stood up to the weather at all.

Shileau and robin's nest April 8 2018

This robin’s nest is only two years old – Shileau is still waiting for occupants to reappear.