Friday, June 30, 2017

30/06/2017 Still raining, a quick walk around the garden between showers.

Maximum temperature 17C  minimum 11C.  25 km/h NW chilly winds, 35 km/h gusts. 20 mm rain measured this morning and it has been raining on and off all day again.
Blue Tit.  (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Young acorns being blown to the ground in the winds...

and the leaves from the oak.

Hydrangea.

Courgette flower.

Echeveria.

Large Yellow Rest Harrow - weeds in the lawn but pretty!!

Granny-smith apple. 

The only insect that I saw out was the Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) ....

as above.

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  1. I love your Hydrangea and o what a beautiful insect on the lavdender!

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    1. Thanks Aritha, we love the Hummingbird Hawk-moths :-) Take care Diane

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  2. Wow, Diane! Another gorgeous and delightful series! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Linda, we are happy to have the rain as the garden needed it but I wish it had not turned cold as well!! Diane

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  3. The hummingbird moth is amazing. Great shots.

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    1. Thanks Bill, we love the hummingbird hawk-moths, they are delightful, and you can hear the hum of their wings :-) Enjoy your weekend Diane

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  4. Hi Diane, really stunning photos. I can't get over how the young acorn looks so much like an eyeball! Kim

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    1. Ha ha you are right, I had not noticed until you said now I cannot believe i missed it!!! See my answer on the other post. Diane

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  5. Great shots. I always love photographing water on plants and flowers. I try to always catch it just before it drips off..

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    1. Rain makes for fabulous photos and the garden needed it. The temperatures did not have to drop so much though!!! Diane

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  6. Your weather sounds very much like mine Diane.. You really do take the most marvelous macro shots, love every one here but the little blue tit is my favourite :) Hope you are enjoying your wet weekend, I definitely am :)

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    1. Thanks Grace, I struggle with bird photos in summer as they are all over the place and I have not the patience, or the time, to sit outside very still for hours waiting. In winter they are close to the house and always looking for food :-)
      Loving the rain for the garden, but I do not like the cold wind that has arrived with it! Have a fab day Diane

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  7. Creative use of rain drops............

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    1. The garden is full of them at the moment!! Diane

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  8. That Hummingbird moth is incredible. Awesome photos.

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    1. Thanks Lynda, it has taken me some time to get the settings right on the camera to take them, the wings are so fast!! Have a good day Diane

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  9. Wonderful shots as usual. I like the squash blossoms in a tortilla.

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    1. We do not pick the blossoms as we then end up with no zucchini, we prefer to have the vegetable :-) Diane

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