Saturday, April 1, 2017

01/04/2017 Around the garden in between showers.

Maximum temperature 14C, minimum 6C.  16 kmh NW wind.   6 mm rain measured this morning.
Cherry blossom.  Note the amount of pollen the bee is carrying.

Gendarme beetle.

He thought I could not see him :-))

and another Common Lizard.

The poppies have been open for a couple of days, but I guess they thought it was too cold and damp today!

White versions of the Spanish variety of bluebells.  Our bluebells have not even got buds yet which is good so they do not cross pollinate.

Loved this wine bottle holder seen at a local restaurant.

and I fell in love with this painting at the same place.

16 comments:

  1. Great photos! Don't you just love checking out the gardens after a shower! I love to check mine out daily!

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    1. The garden always sparkles after rain so long as the sun comes out :-) Of ten surprises appear. Diane

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  2. Lovely photos, Diane, and the lizard is so cute! :)

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    1. I am very fond of 'our' lizards. I have seen one green one so far this year but it was too fast for me! Take care Diane

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  3. Yes, that wine bottle holder is amazing. People are just so creative.

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  4. All that pollen looks like britches on the bee. Cute wine plane. That painting is amazing. I assume the dress is textured.

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    1. Yes Gaelyn the dress is textured looks like a type of paper mache effect, cleverly done. Hope all is well Diane

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  5. Bees are amazing creatures! Great photo! The painting is very interesting! I see why you like it!

    Hugs!!

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    1. Without bees life would not be so they tell us. I still cannot stop looking at this painting, or the photo of, it is quite remarkable. Keep well Diane

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  6. Wonderful bright colours and subjects in your pics, Diane!
    Gee the painting is absolutely fabulous, I am under its spell!!!
    Keep well and enjoy your sunday :)

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    1. Noushka that is two of us under its spell, it is quite amazing, beautifully done with so much depth. Hope you have had a good weekend Diane

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    1. I have to agree with that comment :-)) Cheers Diane

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  8. Love your flowers and critters shots. I like the wine holder and the painting too. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, hope you also have a great day. Take care and enjoy the new week also. Diane

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