We have been enjoying lots of lovely spring sunshine today. Does the soul good.
Also doing the soul good is seeing the first of our solitary bees – these are Ashy mining bees. Beautiful bees that need a bare soil bank to nest it.
Tulips have also opened – adding splashes of red.
The tadpoles are growing.
The comfrey is flowering in the polytunnel and not far off outside.
We don’t have much spouting broccoli, but at least there is some.
And finally a lovely present of a flowering currant, just need to find a spot for it now.
Thanks to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.
Have a lovely Easter everyone.
So Tina from Travels and Trifles has set the first Lens Artist challenge this year of looking back at some favourites photographs from 2020. It is always hard to pick one or two, so here are a selection.
On a walk early in the year we saw this handsome fellow.
Throughout the year, we have been enjoying the friendship of Robin – friend. Here a photograph from early spring, in his favourite apple tree, it’s leaves just bursting.
An hour spent taking raindrop photographs was fun – this was the one I was most pleased with.
I just liked the light in this image.
You can never have enough flower images.
Or bees for that matter, but this one got a few comments because it reminded me of Winnie the Pooh getting his head stuck in the honey pot.
As well as garden plants and insects, I have also enjoyed capturing images of our garden birds this year too.
A big thank you to all the Len-Artists for their inspiring challenges in 2020, I look forward to this year’s too.
Nature has some wonderful delicate colours. Below the delicate pink of Shining Cranesbill, Geranium lucidum.
Next, collection of daisy, speedwell and pignut flowers
And here the speedwell in more detail.
And finally the delicate green and whites of cow parsley.
Today is earth day – a day for celebrating our wonderful planet.
There are many digital events happening world wide – https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/
But perhaps it is just a day to go for a walk in your own area.
And enjoy all the wonders mother earth shows us.