Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rubbish, Duck, Flower, Flower

Today is Spring Cleanup in our village. Everyone takes their no-longer-useful items and kicks them to the curb. Well we would kick them to the curb if we had one. We have sidewalks, a ditch, and then the street. Anyway, I digress, the whole point I'm trying to make is this day is all about rubbish. Get it? Rubbish?

Yesterday, Hubs hauled a year's worth of accumulated rubbish out to the ditch. Those items included the old grill, misshapened tomato cages,  and decorative fencing, an old full-of-holes trash can, and other items too numerous to mention. 

This morning, our huge pile has morphed into a tiny pile. The scavengers were out in force, proving that old saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." As I've said before, sometimes gems can be found in a garbage heap. I guess some people dug through our rubbish and found something of value. 

Hopefully, the offerings below will not be considered rubbish...
...like handsome Mr. Mallard

Linking to Saturday's Critters

I don't know what kind of tree this is, but it is right outside the office window. It makes for a beautiful view each spring.

Linking to Today's Flowers

And last, but not least, this orchid.

Linking to I Heart Macro

Happy Saturday!

22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

A beautiful shot of the Mallard! And your flowers are just lovely! Great that your neighbors found some treasures in your trash..Thanks for sharing your post with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The offerings are certainly not rubbish! They are treasures for sure, for anyone lucky enough to visit here. Great photos...I love the macro and the mallard. I always think those guys know how handsome they are and are proud of themselves! I wish we had a day like your rubbish day...we're looking at a trip to Goodwill/the dump before we leave for the season.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I know that in the past when I have things at the curb they too are almost gone prior to the 'real' garbage man picking them up.

Lovely shots..I especially like that last flower shot..just stunning! :)

Beth said...

All wonderful photos!! The garbage is picked through here too. LOL

Debbie said...

pretty images!! i think that is a sand cherry tree!!

and the orchid is gorgeous!!

Naquillity said...

no rubbish found in your beautiful images. i love that orchid. i'm with Debbie i think that tree is a cherry tree. hope all is well. have a great day~

Bob Bushell said...

Love the Mallard and the flowers are just superb.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful blooms! gorgeous mallard! i'm glad folks scavenged - if nothing else, for metal to turn in at the salvage yard. :)

(btw, when does your rubbish tuesday meme link-up open?)

Margaret Adamson said...

The Mallard shot is fantastic with a wonderful reflection and I love the blossom also. Have a wonderful weekend.

Karen said...

No rubbish in this post! The mallard is stunning, love the reflection. And your blooms are superb!

Ida said...

Well first may I just say that the Rubbish Day sounds quite fascinating. So glad your pile was diminished by those who found it useful.

Your Photos were certainly no Rubbish at all.
Gorgeous shot of Mr. Mallard, I love their coloring.
Beautiful blooms. Looks like an Apple tree to me but I could be mistaken.
Lastly that Orchid shot is amazing (and a bit creepy) It sort of reminded me of the creature from the movie, Predator. But wow you got great detail there.

Amy Burzese said...

Lovely shots. There is never rubbish in your posts, only in your name. You've reminded me that I could round up some rubbish to get rid of.

Mitch and Molly said...

Beautiful photos, BJ, and we love your new header picture!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Roan;
What a GORGEOUS shot of ORCHID♡♡♡ I cannot take macro pictures p;)
Your cheery blossom(maybe) and mallard is wonderful as well!!!

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Snap said...

Beautiful blooms and the orchid is amazing. But the winner of the show is Mr. Mallard. He is very handsome! Happy Critter Day!

Brian King said...

Beautiful green on the mallard's head! Great shots of the flowers, too!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous blossoms and I love the mallard too. Enjoy your day!

George said...

Your macro of the orchid is absolutely beautiful, but all of your photos are wonderful.

Laura said...

How gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

NatureFootstep said...

how nice to have the beautiful tree outside ones window:)

Robyn Goddard said...

I am not a fan of clutter. At the same time it's kind of fun to scavenger and find a hidden treasure.

Your tree blossom and macro flower shots are beautiful.

bettyl-NZ said...

People are strange, sometimes, and you just never know what they are thinking! Lovely photos. The flowers are just gorgeous.