last photo

Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card. The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for August. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed…

a tapestry of colours

Usually the summer months find us close to home, but because this year we have been close to home since March, we have taken the opportunity to visit one or two gardens as they have opened. Having to book a slot means the numbers are down and anyway most folk coming to Cornwall in the…

in my garden | large white butterfly

A large, strong flying butterfly. The brilliant white wings have black tips to the forewings, extending down the wing edge. Females have two spots on the forewings, which is not present in males. The undersides are a creamy white with two spots. Butterfly Conservation

last photo

Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card. The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st July. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of…

rainbows

The last day for Becky’s July squares looking at ‘perspectives’. I haven’t joined in every day this month. My sense of perspective on life has changed a lot recently, as it has for many of us I think, with the confusing messages concerning how we can safely live our lives. I recently spotted this pretty…

bee happy

Cephalaria gigantea. (Giant scabious). This impressive plant needs a good deal of room. It produces large, soft-yellow scabious-like flowers on tall, widely branched stems which attract the bees. In this case, white-tailed bumblebees. July Squares | Perspective

Butterfly facts

Have you ever wondered what butterflies feed on? Or even how they do it? Most butterflies prefer flower nectar, but others may feed on the liquids found in rotting fruit, in ooze from trees. Butterflies prefer to feed in sunny areas protected from wind. Most adult butterflies drink nectar from flowers through a tube-like tongue called a proboscis…

ripples

July Squares | Perspective

a royal perspective

Clematis ‘Prince Charles’. A member of the royal family grown in my garden. (His daughter-in-law ‘Princess Kate’ is the other one). It looks similar and is in the same group as ‘Perle d’Azur’, but doesn’t get as gangly, nor does it succumb to mildew. Raised in New Zealand, Clematis ‘Prince Charles‘ produces masses of mauve-blue flowers…