Quote of the day:
In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
– Terry Pratchet
Forage in May for:
Alexanders, Beech leaves, Cow Parsley, Hairy Bittercress, Dandelion Flowers , Cleavers, Primroses, Ransoms, Sweet Violets, Hawthorn, Lime leaves, Red Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Garlic Mustard, Wild Garlic
Wordless Wednesday – Two Bee Flowers
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That first picture is so neat!
Thanks. The apparent grin on its face makes me laugh.
What beautiful photographs. Thank you.
Thanks so much. I find myself whipping out my camera everytime I see a bumblebee on the foxgloves to see if I can take a better one. It is addictive.
Yes, isn’t it great to appreciate Nature.
How beautiful and how very ‘bee-like’. I was looking at a wildflower ID board at Westonbirt Arboretum last weekend and hoping to see this orchid in their chalk downlands but it seems it’s a bit early yet over here, so your post was a specially lovely treat.
That is a surprise, I didn’t realise there was that much of a lag. I think they are early this year though since I have end of June/beginning of July flagged for going to the quarry to check for orchids there (there are 4 kinds growing there).
Do you have bee orchids in the garden? I get the odd one now and again. I wish they would colonise, but they don’ t. Whereas a friend has them all over the lawn and her husband mows them down. Can you imagine such vandalism? He allws them on the banks of his moat, but not on the lawn. Grounds for divorce, I ‘ d say.
Oh I wish that I did, but I found this little colony in the fields over the back, when I was taking pictures of ox-eye daisies. Yesterday we went to a garden open day in the next village and there were plenty of bee orchids in one of the back gardens. Have you tried gathering seed? Sounds terrible for your friend, but maybe he is actually spreading them as they move/seed around!
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