Elements of a day imagined

Start the day with a walk through the woods. Look for a tree to admire, or maybe even to climb.

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Tree

 

Wander a little further and you will find a metal gate to wander through.

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Metal gate

Exploring the field you find a badger sett, and you wonder at the creatures that lie beneath the earth.

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On your route home you stop by the lake to cool your feet in the water.

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water

You finish the day by the camp fire toasting marshmallows.

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camp fire

Inspired by the Lens artist photo challenge this week – elements.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bumbles in B&W

Cee’s black and white photo challenge on small subjects got me thinking I could share some more bee photos. Even in black and white bees look amazing.

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Cuckcoo bumble

Cuckcoo bumble

 

 

Six on Saturday

Work has been busy, so garden jobs are mounting up, but thankfully many things just go on doing their thing, without my help.

So here are this week’s Six on saturday.

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Lupins

I love many of the old cottage garden flowers and have lupins in blue, pink and purple. Always popular with bumblebees.

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Geranium

This lovely small purple Geranium was given to me by a friend.  It isn’t in the best place,  hidden behind some sage plants,  so need to either propagate more plants or move.

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Lavender

All herbs are good pollinator plants and this lavender doesn’t appear to get as leggy as other varieties.

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Aquilegia

The blue ones seem to have gone over very quickly, but this one is still giving a good display. Single flower varieties will be used by bumblebees.

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Guem

Always ready to add a dash of colour.

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Bugle, Ajuga

The native bugle is a great little bee plant. This cultivated form has lovely dark crimson leaves and it readily spreads if you let it.

 

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