Today is a bank holiday, so no working, I can just use my computer for fun things 🙂 So I thought I’d do another blog post as there are more photos to be shared.
A tiny solitary bee also visited that Osteospermum that I shared in yesterday’s post. If you compare these photos with yesterday’s you’ll see how much smaller this little bee is. He’s got a really fluffy face too, which is another pointer that he’s not a Honeybee. It’s hard to be sure exactly what he is, but he’s probably one of the Mason Bees or Mining Bees. If you look really closely (click to see bigger version) you might see he has very interesting spotty eyes.
And if you were enjoying this flower, how about seeing the whole flower?
I’m usually all about the wild flowers, but this garden flower is so pretty, and so enjoyed by the bees, so it’s likely to get many features on the blog!
I took some more rose photos too – these two came out particularly soft and delicate:
It won’t be long until the Scabious flowers are out – you can see a hint of delicate pink on the bottom right of this flower head, showing that they are not far away.
In other news, I have a Foxglove! Don’t know where it came from but I’m happy it has appeared. It was in one of the planters, but was struggling a bit there so I’ve planted it by the pond now and it’s much happier. I kept meaning to buy a foxglove plant from my usual wild flower seller (Naturescape), but never got round to it as I was mostly focusing on pond and marsh plants, but now I have one anyway 🙂
I don’t usually do multiple posts for a Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, but I can’t resist, with this lovely array of delicate colours to share 🙂