Monday, July 24, 2017

24/07/2017 A few quick shots in the morning, we have been in Angouleme all afternoon and nowhere where I could take photos!

Maximum temperature 24C, minimum 15C.   24 km/h NW winds with 39 km/h gusts. 13 mm rain measured this morning.
Calendula and bee.

Gatekeeper female -she seems to have a little wing damage....

A different Gatekeeper female....

and a male.

A Shield bug that I cannot identify further!

Bee in a pumpkin flower.

Choisya ternata flowering for the second time this year.

Echeveria....

And the second Echeveria flower that I have had this year

Hydrangea.

Finally in the veg garden - Haricot beans in the front, chard left back, carrots far right back and if you look carefully, you can see the fern from the fennel between the carrots and haricot....

Spring onions in the front and more carrots behind....

and under all this green are some excellent parsnips.

Sunflowers by the side of the road en route to Angouleme.

18 comments:

  1. Every time I visit your page I want to grab my camera and set out to photograph! But....to stinking hot out there so The KING, Lily and I are hiding in the house. Yesterday our temps were 98 with a feels like of 110. Today is supposed to be better but I refuse to venture out to see until the sun starts to go down.

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    1. It is quite cool hare at the moment, the weather this year is very up and down! I agree though you do not want to go our when it is very hot. Take care Diane

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  2. These are all absolutely gorgeous, Diane! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Many thanks Linda, hope that you are having a good week. Diane

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  3. How lovely photos, Diane! I love the focus on bees on the flowers and the veg garden! Kisses, my friend.

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    1. Thank you Mia with out the insects and the birds the garden would not be nearly so interesting. Hope you are having a good day Diane

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  4. Outstanding macros Diane, lovely garden and the sunflower photo is icing on the cake :)

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    1. The sunflowers are everywhere at the moment, there seem to be more than usual this year, I also love them. Take care Diane

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  5. Lovely shots as usual. Love the bee in the pumpkin. What a fabulous vegie garden you have. What do you do with them all other than eat them and store them. Surely there are too many for you.

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    1. Everyone grows there own veggies here except one neighbour who I give some from time to time. Otherwise the are all used one way or another. Dehydrated, frozen, soup...... we never need to buy vegetables during winter. This year the potatoes lasted right through with good storage and we were only a couple of weeks without before I started digging them up here again. We have sweet potatoes as well. T'other Diane

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  6. It's amazing how much wing damage butterflies can suffer and still fly.

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    1. She was around again today as you will see, easy identifiable. Sometime they look like they should never be able to fly but they do. Diane

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  7. Great photo series. Pretty critters and beautiful flowers. I am awed by the field of sunflowers! Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Nancy the countryside is yellow at the moment, think every farmer decided it was the year for sunflowers, it is amazing. Diane

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  8. Thanks Rhodesia on the comment about my creative...Just wished for better days so I could get the creative thought in my head out and them actually done!

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    1. Wish I had more time for painting, love it but just not enough hours in the day! Diane

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  9. Your garden is looking spectacular.

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    1. Only in the places where I take photos !!!!!! Diane

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