Thanks for the noms - it is a cheerful sight and encouraging that there are so many insects around at the moment (apart from the darned mozzies!) PB is being a pain in the rear RF, the various options just won't work half the time - especially frustrating when it is the 'get links' button!
Twixt optimist and pessimist the difference is droll, the optimist sees the doughnut whilst the pessimist sees the hole
Anyone else noticed that some of the bumbles seem king size this year? They seem to be struggling to fly they're so hefty!
Yes, I have noticed that - I have taken pics and saw that Chuckles and Jilly have as well where they are enormous...there are loads here looking for places to nest as well... Wonder if it is the mild winter - well, here anyway!!
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Saw this wonderful photo last night scarecrow and was going to give it a potm, missed my chance now. What camera have you got.
I love watching bee's being busy but like you rosebud I'm a little wary and don't get too close. Good job you weren't there when that was taken rosebud, looks like scarecrow got a bit close and personal to me
"The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of birds for mirth; one is nearer god's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth."
..and boy did you try...a lovely bee and what is that beautiful Dahlia then??
Thanks Rosefriend. The Dahlia is one I leave in the ground every year, I've had it for about 4 years now and it's one from seeds that I sowed. Bishops Children, a very good type of single Dahlia with dark leaves and produces lots of flowers. I have 2 in the garden but I moved one last year and pinched out the growing tips this year so it has'nt flowered yet.
Gorgeous Ladygardener - I do love Dahlias that have several colour tones merging into one another...
Thanks Rosefriend, last year we bought the Bishop Of Llandaff and it's taller with darker leaves and red flowers. I pinched out the growing tips of it and am still waiting on it to flower although Jenny has flowers on hers. The bees of course love them as they're single flowers.