Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Well, there's dirt and dirt!    Happy dirt, my mother used to call it, when I or my sister turned up, muddy all over from playing outside!

Then there's dirt you would really rather didn't come indoors - mine is usually brought in by four furry paws!

And there's dirt that is, well, just dirt!

My clean floor after an exuberant wet-pawed dog came in!   Bringing the grass clippings with him!

Sometimes beautiful things find the oddest places to grow.   This white foxglove managed to seed itself and grow in a dirty corner by a flight of steps.   Considering I have been trying to grow white foxgloves from seed without success, I was a bit miffed!   But it has been good to look at.

Starlings tend to be mucky birds, leaving their droppings all over the place.   These two young starlings were making a terrific noise, squawking as they waited for the parent bird to come up with food!

Go over to Carmi at his Thgematic Photographic challenge to see other interpretations of DIRTY.


Max Sartin said...

Plants grow in the weirdest places, great shot, same with the cute Starlings.

Bob Scotney said...

We have a garden full of self-seeded foxgloves which look strange in 6 inch wide flower bed edging the lawn. Beautiful flowers though that attract the bumble bees.

Alexia said...

I guess the plant is the best judge of where it prefers to grow! It would be nice and sheltered there, with warmth from the sunny bricks...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That foxglove is impressive.

Reminds me of the Moonflowers that grow up through the bricks every summer here in German Village, even though they eventually get cut down completely.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Great shots, delightful post