Monday, June 26, 2017

26/06/2017 Around the garden.

Maximum temperature 28C  minimum 14C.  15 km/h NE winds. Rain forecast....Still waiting.
Thirsty bees....

and wasp...

and an even bigger wasp!

Courgettes (zucchini).

Mirabelle plums.

Lavender.

Rose.

Hydrangea.

Fly.

Shield bugs are everywhere and guess we are going to have even more!

Soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva).

A lot of feathers in the garden, guess the neighbours cat has been back :-((

20 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous and delightful nature series, Diane! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. I love nature so long as the wasps and bees keep their distance from me :-) Bonne journée Diane

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  2. Fantastic photos as always. I love the bees drinking in the "bee bath"!

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    1. It is so dry that the only place the insects can get water is on our veranda where the birds bath! Take care Diane

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  3. Looks like both insects and flowers have been well watered. We too are anticipating the much needed rain.

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    1. Sadly well watered with the hosepipe, we are still waiting for the promised rain from yesterday. Just off to water again!! Diane

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  4. It looks hot and dry at your place at the moment. The photos of your back yard animals and plants are beautiful as ever. Darn cats should be kept inside.

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    1. It has been extremely hot but thank goodness today we had a shower, not sure how much yet as not measured. These are mostly barn cats and they are a real pain!! Keep well t'other Diane

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  5. O, what a nice photos. I love the lila flower pics. They are so beautiful. And lavender! We have the same in the garden.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment Aritha. Holland has beautiful flowers. Have a wonderful week.

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  6. Wasps are dangerous. The insects and bugs are interesting. Have a great day!

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    1. I have allergies to stings so I am very careful and try to remember always to carry tablets. Enjoy your week Diane.

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  7. Marvelous macros Diane, I am joy seeing insects through your lens. Hope you get some rain to cool things off.

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    1. We at last had a shower this afternoon but we have not measured it yet hoping that we may get more!! Glad you enjoy the insects in our garden. Take care Diane

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  8. Your garden is thriving! Great photos Diane.

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    1. It will hopefully after last night's rain, it has been difficult keeping it damp with the heatwave. Diane

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  9. The wasps even look mean and vicious. I am not allergic to their stings but I have had a few and it sure hurts.

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    1. They attack for no reason so I am over cautious. One day Nigel was just talking to me in the garden and one zapped him for no reason at all. I was just grateful it was not me :-) Diane

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  10. What a brilliant series of macros Diane.. I've just been way back to check out past daily shots, I did not even realize you did a daily post.. I do now ☺

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    1. Thanks so much Grace. Glad that you have found this post, sometimes it is quite boring, others I manage some great shots !!! Hope to see you back Diane

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