Every once in a while, I accumulate a few random but perhaps interesting pictures that do not conform to a common theme. ‘Six on Saturday’ is an ideal venue to avoid wasting such pictures. I could have gotten six more pictures of rhododendrons like I did last week, but that would have been mundane. I happen to both like and dislike the miniature rose in picture #3, and wanted to show it off. The conjoined roses are just wrong. The removal of the exemplary California lilac was wrong too, but could not be avoided.

1. Rhododendron are mostly finished with bloom. This pinkish watermelon red bloom was still quite garish when I got this picture about a week and a half ago. A few are still blooming today!

2. Rhododendron are abundant, which is why I share too many pictures of them. I will not do it this season. After the Six last week, and the one above, this yellow blushed white one is the last.

3. Rose blooms on the edge of the most prominent of our landscapes, but we did not plant it. No one know where it came from. We can not remove it because it is likely important to someone. 

4. Rose aberration that I mentioned two weeks ago blooms just across the road. I believe that these are Iceberg and Burgundy Iceberg grafted together on the same rose standard (tree). Gads!

5. California lilac might be a common Ceanothus thyrsiflorus. This is an exemplary specimen, but grew where it overwhelmed an important star magnolia. It finished bloom, and is gone now.

6. Turkey chicks are just a few of a big herd of a dozen or so! It is a long story. Momma Turkey ran off after a random jogger, and left them staring at me for answers. She fortunately returned.

This is the link for Six on Saturday, for anyone else who would like to participate:

https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/six-on-saturday-a-participant-guide/

8 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: Jive Turkey

    1. Lucky?! It was lucky for them that Momma Turkey returned. I wanted to euthanize them because they grow up to be big turkeys that damage the landscape. People in the neighborhood assure me that, even though there are a dozen or so of these chicks, that very few survive to adulthood. Somehow, their population has not increased as their breeding habits would suggest during the past several years. It is sort of sad to think that they will feed other wildlife, but too many turkeys is also a problem.

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    1. No, I just wanted the turkeys gone. They grow up to be a problem here. They got off easily this time.
      The rose is a miniature rose, which I do not like anyway, and it is close to being in the way or incompatible with what we have going. However, I figure that if someone put it there, there must have been a good reason for it. I do not want whoever planted it to find it missing if he or she returns.

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    1. The too fresh Turkey McNuggets were happy also.
      All the rhododendrons here are appealing. I would like at least one that blooms with pure white. Unfortunately, of the only two that I know of, one has unremarkable foliage and blooms with weirdly spherical trusses of small flowers, and the other has annoyingly floppy stems that lay on the ground.

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