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Glorious trees

What would we do without our glorious trees? Trees come in all shapes and sizes and yet each one grows from a tiny seed and can live for hundreds of years.

From giant oaks and beeches……..

To smaller wispy things…..

They all have their magic.

Inspired by this week’s Lens artist photo challenge #50_trees

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Six on Saturday favourites

This week I am combining my Six on Saturday with some of my favourite things.

The wildflower meadow is just coming into it’s own. One of my favourites parts of the garden.

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I did say in a comment that I would post some of my yellow alliums this week. I just love flowers.

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And these alliums are one of my favourites, they remind me of fireworks going off.

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And of course I cannot post about my favourite things without including a photo of a bumblebee……………

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And growing my own food is another love – broad beans with another bee!

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And this year I am loving vetch, because there seems to be so much of it and the bees are loving it too.

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Garden bees

Wild bumblebees – as regular readers will know, are one of my favourite subjects. We are now in our second week of rain (and yes I know some of you are looking for it), but how do the bees cope. They just wait for a break in the showers. Not that there were many  today.

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Common carder bee

Some clever bees feed on the flowers in the greenhouse and polytunnel. But yesterday when I was in there during a heavy down pour I noticed the buzzing stopped. I couldn’t see the bees so think they’d gone back to their nests. Outside they wait for the brief glimpses of sun. The lupins are popular with many of the bees (here just white tailed).

While the larger Garden bumblebees seem to like the delphiniums, even those that have fallen over in the wind and rain.

The garden bumblebees also use the blue iris.

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I have only seen the carder bee on the lavender (and some butterflies too). Both the carders and garden bumbles bees will still fly in light rain, I suppose they have to, otherwise they will starve. It is important to have lots of variety of flowers in your garden, that way you will attract lots of different bees, and other pollinators.

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Inspired by Lens Artist Photo Challenge #48 – Wild

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.