In the garden at the moment the delphiniums are in full bloom. This week’s lens artist challenge asks that we show the same subject captured using multiple, different approaches, so I have chosen these flowers as my focus.
They are regularly visited by the Garden Bumblebees
Nature makes it a wonderful world
Shade (on a hot day even the shade of a wheelbarrow will do)
Mid June – and like The Propagator my garden “has been running away from me” too. Weeds everywhere but particular the vegetable path. So I am not going to show you that – just some pretty flowers (and a few insects) instead!
First this week a pink geranium – sorry don’t have a name, with a visiting hoverfly (Rhingia campestris).
Next one of my favourite June combinations – buttercup and red campion – these are both flowering under the hedge.
Delphiniums are another summer favourite – just coming out now.
The garden is busy with bees at the moment – always a joy to see. The white tailed bumblebees seem to particularly like the lupins.
Sitting on the lupin leaf I spotted this lovely blue damselfly too.
And finally this week a red and yellow aquilegia. The white tailed bumbles also like this one.
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six On Saturday.
Thank you to Patti for this interesting challenge. My colour choice is blue.
It seems this year I am just growing weeds! Work is busy and time in the garden is short – but thankfully the flowers are still doing their best, despite my neglect.
First this week – Iris – with raindrops
2. Another blue this time Aquilegia
3. For three, also comes in blue but I have white Jacob’s ladder.
4. One of two self-seeded foxgloves. These ones are much happier than the ones I planted into the flower bed.
5. The meadow is coming on – buttercups are dominating but the ox-eye daisies are not far behind.
6. And finally this week – some male early bumblebees about – note their really yellow body and face.
These photographs were taken last autumn on the Mullet Peninsula here in County Mayo as the wild Atlantic was churned up by strong winds.