The garden is moving on quickly, it’ll be soon be Allium season and I’m wondering where my year went.
Of course, this also means I have far too many photos building up that I ought to post before they’re lost underneath the many, many photos.
Despite the good weather I’m a little concerned about the Bees, so far I’ve seen plenty of Bumbles, large ones but relatively few of the smaller species. So I was pleased to see the one below. I’ve also suddenly begun to see Mason Bees, including the lovely and rather cuddly tawny mining bee. Ok so it isn’t cuddly, but it looks like it ought to be.
This year looks to be a bumper for the Pyracantha; most branches are laden with buds. I feel bad that I plan on cutting back some of the branches now… It’s also a pleasure to see ‘little beauty’ Tulip, I’m almost thinking it’s begun to naturalise as I’m quite certain I didn’t plant three clumps (I bought them years and years ago, when we lived in not the last house, but the one before!)
As expected, the House Sparrows have been gathering some of the moss/thatch from the garden. I managed to catch them hopping around, albeit not a very good photo, typically I didn’t have the correct lens on.
The butterflies have been more flighty than just a few weeks ago… I’ve had difficulty catching the Small Torts and Peacocks. I’ve also spotted Speckled Woods and a large brown, fast flying flutter which I believe to be Meadow Brown. It’ll be a while yet before it slows down and I’m able to take photos of it.
Oh my, look here.
What’s that I spy???
Finally! It stopped still. Not only the once either, I’ve since managed to catch photos again but they can wait for another time.
It’s only taken me 6 years and many frustrating attempts. But I managed it.