Thursday, April 11, 2019
11/04/2019 Just around the garden.
Maximum temperature today 16C, minimum 5C. Dry. 16 km/h North-easterly winds with gusts up to 36 km/h.
The temperatures drop again tomorrow, possible frost on Sunday!
Apologies for the long break in posts but I have had a really bad cold/flu and although I am almost feeling better, I still have very little energy and of course the cough is back again. Meanwhile, Nigel is now in bed with the same problem plus continuous headaches.
Acer tree - I have never discovered which type!
A happy bee.
Speckled Wood - (Pararge aegeria).
Gendarme beetle or firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus). There are already a lot here and I guess this means a few more!
Bay tree (Laurus nobilis) in flower.
Mexican orange blossom (Choisya ternata [Sundance])
Tulips, and yes the bulbs came from Amsterdam.
These last four photos were taken with the loan of a macro lens. Guess I need lots of practice, but I am thinking it would be fun to get my own lens.
A very tiny fly of some kind, maybe someone would be kind enough to ID it for me?
The stamens of a camellia flower.
See also my Bird blog