#World Photography Day

World Photography Day (19th August 2022) is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography. People can participate by adding their photos on Instagram. Since I do not have an Instagram account I am sharing my photo from today on my blog. Where’s the Jam? “A good photograph is one…

A Garden in Motion

Dappled sunlight filters through the trees casting ever moving shadows between the flickering leaves. Feathery grasses sway in the breeze, Whilst butterflies perform acrobatic dances in tandem. Before coming to rest on an attractive flower or leaf . And lest we forget – the bees. Doing what bees do best. Flitting from one flower to…

Three of the best

I haven’t joined in with this challenge for a while, but this week Sarah asks us to consider three photos that we judge to be successful. Of course how we judge our own images is very subjective and sometimes an image may be a favourite, but not necessarily one of our best. There are all…

World Bee Day 2022

World Bee Day is an annual holiday that falls on 20 May every year to celebrate the contribution that bees make to our planet and raise awareness of how we can prevent their decline.

Portrait of a bumblebee

Bombus hortorum, the garden bumblebee or small garden bumblebee on Narcissus ‘Geranium’. It is distinguished from most other bumblebees by its long tongue used for feeding on pollen in deep-flowered plants.

Square January #17

 Uplifting Uplifting (adjective) – inspiring happiness, optimism, or hope. Always the optimist, Becky is hoping that 2021 will be a more positive year as we march onwards and upwards. Yes, the theme for January Squares is the word ‘up’ and as usual she invites us all to join her in a month of ‘ups’ of any…

Drumsticks

Another plant growing in the Bee & Butterfly bed that the white-tailed bumblebees enjoy is Allium Sphaerocephalon. These unique flowers open green, then start to turn a purple/crimson colour from the top, creating unusual two-tone drumstick flower heads. Unlike the larger alliums which flower in May/June  these flower later in the year around July/August. I…

Lollipop Love

Verbena bonariensis with its tall, narrow, sparsely-leafed stems on top of which flattened heads of bright lavender-purple flowers appear in late-summer can grow to 6 ft (180 cm) tall and can spread to 3 ft (90 cm) wide. This is Verbena ‘Lollipop’ which is a dwarf cultivar and grows at half the height, although mine…

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

temptation

a white-tailed bumblebee heading for delights, though her pollen basket already looks quite full. July Squares | Perspective