I was up and out early in the garden this morning. I am an early riser by nature but when the sun is shining and the birds are singing, I have just got to get out there. The photographs today were taken at 6.30 am. They are all beautiful in their own right. The magpie can be cruel, taking the eggs and fledglings of our song birds. The snail is so unloved by gardeners, but with age I have become more tolerant of these little creatures. Ok he had a jolly good feed overnight, a lot of my flower heads on this plant are missing this morning. BUT he will eventually end up in the tummy of a song thrush I am sure. She does her work well. Until that time live and let live. The ladybird is of course the gardeners best friend, eating plenty of aphids. My garden is full of life and beauty, not to everyones taste but certainly to mine. This is what I garden for, for those that choose to share my plot. I never know what I will find out there, I like that. Have a fun weekend bloggers!