Thursday, 13 August 2015

In the garden today

There's lots of lovely stuff going on in the garden today.  The sun is shining, the air is still cool, but the bees are busy, the buzzard is mewing overhead, and it's all pretty summery out there!

The lavender is at its best now.  There are about 100 hundred bees giving the flowery spires their close attention.  The scent wafts around as I pass, and the air is filled with the sound of buzzing. Along the row of lavender bushes, there are dozens of the garden bumblebees, a few carder bees, and one or two red-tailed bumblebees, Bombus lapidaries.  They are all wonderful, and as busy as can be - as you would expect!
If ever a flower was given a good name, it was the sunflower!  It is such a cheery soul, beaming down from it's giddy height!  I love them.


  1. Lavender - it really is the right combination of everything! Bliss!
    Sunflowers... Van Gogh was definitely onto something!
    Do you remember the Shooting Lodge where J and I had our wedding reception?
    Leading up to the 'big' day the field behind was full to bursting with sunflowers!
    I was thrilled and mum even more so as it was a beautiful Van Gogh back drop!
    The day before the big day mum and I went to check on things... Actually she wanted to clean the windows!!!! As we eagerly went forward to look at the view... We were horrified - the sunflowers had been harvested! Not a single clue was left to what had been before! Mum, thinking I would be upset, turned to find me doubled over laughing! It was completely desolate and I found that unbelievably funny!
    Next day when I arrived for reception- there standing alone in the middle of the field was a helium balloon sunflower ... Stuart had sneaked up before the church service, navigated the rather stony field to deliver!
    Funny times, fantastic day... Happy sunflowers! ������

  2. What a great story! I remember the setting very well - a lovely place, with or without sunflowers! x