Make yourself at home

I spent some time in the garden today watching the solitary bees investigating my bee hotel. One of the holes seemed particularly popular. Here’s solitary bee 1 helpfully pointing to the most popular hole: In case I needed further persuasion of the benefits of this hole over any of the others, little bee entered toContinue reading “Make yourself at home”

Solitude

Solitude is something I crave at times. I don’t enjoy crowds and noise. I don’t enjoy having to make small talk. Some days I just don’t want to be around people at all! So when I thought about solitude the first things I thought of were quiet walks in the countryside, or sitting quietly crochetingContinue reading “Solitude”

Seeing the Future in a Flowering Currant

Back in February I foresaw the future. When you get to know your area and the wildlife around you, you can begin to foresee what’s coming. I foresaw that this little unfurling bud would become a beautiful collection of Flowering Currant flowers. And I was right 🙂 Here is progress so far: Looking a littleContinue reading “Seeing the Future in a Flowering Currant”

Welcome Back Bumbles

Yesterday a little after my quick early morning visit to a patch of daisies, I ventured out again around the village. It was warm but with a cold wind which was making my shots a bit tricky as flowers and leaves swayed at unhelpful moments. However I did get a fair few nice shots ofContinue reading “Welcome Back Bumbles”

Bee Memories

Here’s a lovely little bee for you from a week or two back, before the weather turned wet and blustery. Remember the bees? They swarmed in our house, which was a tad unfortunate, and then set up home in the soffits of our roof. We grew quite fond of them after a while as theyContinue reading “Bee Memories”

Bee Tease

At my mum’s the other day I was watching Bumblebees busy collecting nectar on Teasels. They are very methodical, going round and round the teasel visiting every little flower. It seems like a dull, repetitive job, but they do it with apparent enthusiasm. I think I could do with a bit of their attitude toContinue reading “Bee Tease”