Busy as a Bee (but not a Bee!)

It’s hard to carry on as normal when the world is in chaos and we’re all wondering what will happen. But it’s important for our mental health to try and do normal things, especially when there is nothing practical we can do to make things better. We can feel helpless and anxious, so keeping busyContinue reading “Busy as a Bee (but not a Bee!)”

Compton Acres Hoverflies (and a Bee!)

After a bit of a tricky start involving my car not starting, we did manage to visit Compton Acres yesterday as planned. It was very warm but fortunately there are many shady spots along the way so we didn’t entirely melt! We stopped half way at the cafe for a cold drink and a sliceContinue reading “Compton Acres Hoverflies (and a Bee!)”

Unintentionally Romantic Hoverflies

There were many hoverflies visiting my Purple Loosestrife today, it seemed to be very popular. I was taking photos and seem to have unintentionally captured the hoverflies in romantic soft focus. This was mainly because it was quite cloudy so I had my aperture very wide, leading to this very shallow depth of field. IContinue reading “Unintentionally Romantic Hoverflies”

Last Honeysuckle?

The Honeysuckle growing up on the trellis outside my living room window is having a go at flowering, despite not managing a single flower for the rest of the summer! It got cut back rather vigorously last year along with the clematis that was trying to pull of my guttering! I thought it was dead.Continue reading “Last Honeysuckle?”

Sun Fly

It’s blustery and not ideal weather conditions for macro photos today, but I still have some left from last weekend. I’m hoping maybe tomorrow will be less windy and I can get out again.  The Hoverflies are still around, although there seems less of them now as Autumn comes. They’ve had to move from theContinue reading “Sun Fly”