Close-ups in the garden
What else to do on a day like today, pi- (sorry) pouring with rain, dark and dismal, could be the wettest day of the year, but compile a blog of photos taken two days ago. The theme is 'small is beautiful' - I hope you like it.
First up - a bee's eye view inside a Nasturtium,
then on hands and knees between the beanpoles - an ordinary photo but the very first bean blossom of the year.
A tall white Campanula contrasting with the green of the Cotton Lavender.
I only have two carnations - the red one shown in my other blogs and this pretty thing.
Now a set of leaves - each providing a contrast to the brighter flowers but a joy seen close to. This is Euonymus.
A dwarf hebe
Lamium, possibly Beacon Silver. Some of the leaves go this charming blotchy pink.
I think this is Lamium Silberteppich - I'll be happy to be put right. It has yellow flowers.
Lamium maculatum in flower. I can't speak too highly of these Lamiums - they are excellent ground cover (some would say invasive) and they are an excellent draw for early bees.
Lavender - variety unknown.
Seed pod of Love-in-a-Mist - a very prolific self-seeder.
Found this Garden Tiger while grovelling (me, not the moth) for a take on the Cerastium - green velvety leaves.
More seeds - a poppy - an amazing design that opens little portholes at the top when ripe which spray out seeds when the wind blows.
A top view.
This is a seedpod of a Peruvian Glory Vine - one plant will scatter thousands of seeds when the pods go brown and burst.
Last of the seeds - this is an Aquilegia - (Granny's Bonnet).
Veronica - a small variety that has to be admired close to,
and closer. Beautiful.
Had to put this one in - I'm quite pleased with it. I placed the bee on the geranium flower having removed it from behind my left ear and it obliged by staying for pictures.
That's it for now. I shall look forward to taking the S8100fd out into the garden when next the sun shines - or it least when the rain stops. There's always the tennis on the telly, I suppose. Thank you for dropping by.
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