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  1. Great photography 👌

    1. Heyjude says:

      I appreciate your visit to my blog and thank you for the comment.

  2. restlessjo says:

    What a beauty of a shot! I like the name, too.

    1. Heyjude says:

      When I saw that at last the honey bees were visiting I just had to go back and grab the camera!

  3. margaret21 says:

    This is a flower I’ve always loved, but I’ve recently discovered what a thug it is. It wants to take over the world. Great photo though.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m not sure whether this one is as invasive as it is a cross cultivar and quite compact, though like all Anemone hupehensis it has a slight running habit. With my taller pink one I fid it quite easy to dig out if it tries to spread too far. The white one, ‘Wild Swan’ is much more compact. Thought to be a cross between autumn-flowering Anemone hupehensis and spring-flowering Anemone rupicola.

  4. A wonderful, warming photo!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was beginning to lose hope of seeing any honey bees this year!

      1. … I hope we never lose that hope!

  5. beetleypete says:

    Lovely colours to cheer up a dull damp day in Beetley.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a lovely colour to have in the garden at this time of year. And I am so glad to see the bees! Hope it is not still dull and damp in Beetley! We are having some lovely days at the moment. I am sure it will all change by the end of the week.

      1. beetleypete says:

        Better today, and lasting until the weekend, apparently. (Carol Kirkwood told me!) x

        1. Heyjude says:

          Ah, OH is a fan of the lovely Carol 😁

        2. beetleypete says:

          Too late, she’s mine! x

  6. Ann Mackay says:

    Great capture of the honey bee! And the colour is wonderful – makes the takeover attempts more forgivable! (They’re thugs here but beautiful ones.)

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are so beautiful at this time of the year, a bit of thuggery can be forgiven. There is a large clump of pure white ones in a garden on my way to the supermarket and they look fabulous.

      1. Ann Mackay says:

        I just planted a white one by a silver birch – could be the start of a white border… 🙂

  7. Love the colours and clarity of the photo!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Megan. Had to pop back indoors for the proper camera when I saw the bees on this plant. Should have used the macro lens but it was a bit too windy. Fortunately this lens creates a lovely blurry background.

  8. Pit says:

    Wonderful picture!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Pit. Should have used the macro lens, but it was a bit too windy.

  9. Suzanne says:

    Beautifully captured, Jude. It’s been a treat passing all these huge houses in Auckland and their spring flowering gardens.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I hope the spring flowers are giving you hope. And that the Squire is doing well. My thoughts are with you both.

      1. Suzanne says:

        Still got bucket loads of hope. I’m utterly gutted that I still can’t visit Les who is now hit the bottom with no white blood cells and very low red cells etc. Just a waiting game for the new donor cells to work. It will a long journey, luckily I am wearing my big girls pants and being strong 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Not being allowed to see him must hurt, but I imagine it is the safest option for him at this point. Are you able to talk on the phone, or is he too ill at the moment?

  10. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Cool photos 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks! Might have to take the macro lens out and see what else I can discover.

      1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

        🙂

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