Thanks to so much unseasonal rain this year, the lavender is lush, bright and scented. This shrub is by my front door. Last week I stepped outside and I had to look again because at first I thought it was covered in shells....it was golden and sagging- but no - it was covered in bees.
I have never had bees visit this close and in such numbers, it's fascinating to watch. The lavender is humming non stop and seems to 'move' with the activity.
This morning the lavender was a little quiet, (maybe the bees have moved on?) but there were still enough coming and going to take these pics.
They dart around so fast, I just held out my camera and snapped. There were plenty of fuzzy ones I deleted right away, but in between I managed to capture some close ups.
Isn't lilac and lime simply stunning?
I don't have a quilt in these colours... (I can feel another WIP coming along)
And whilst I was inspecting the passion fruit flowers, I discovered a craftily hidden nest from last season. It isn't high up, about 1.6m on a curved frame - but it was concealed enough to keep it hidden from our roving neighbourhood cats.
I still marvel at the ingenuity of bird nests, they are so beautiful.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that I'm spending my days strolling around the garden- but no - I am hard at work and looking forward to seeing my WIPs come together quickly and finally get finished.
And of course, the new BOM is coming soon. How soon? real soon!