Thank you for all the lovely comments on my in-law's garden last week. http://katie-randomnest.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/how-does-your-garden-grow.html
I will be passing them all on and I know they will be pleased that they could share.
The sun is shining! There's plenty of work to be done in the garden. I started with cutting the grass. This took me all day because I kept getting stopping and distracted by rescuing ladybirds, peeping at new growth here and there and grabbing the camera with the macro lens, inspired to dust it off by posts like these podcastdove.com and Basics of Macro Photography.
This is just a slap it all together one, because I love joining in but the sun is shining and I want to go out and play!!!
Looking forward to snooping through the other gardens in the morning with my coffee:-)
Confession: I grew this fennel because I liked the way it looked/smelled. But now it's doing this and I think I'm supposed to eat it. I will have to google what to do with this unless you all have any ideas?
|The eaters of Hellebore?|
My girly pointed this creature out to me. It's like a bee with a really long straw. She thought it looked like a Bumblesnout from her school play.
I googled it, and it's a Bee Fly. Or Bombyliidae. I love this name and it makes me think of The Gipsy Kings.
Blurry shot, but you can see almost how long that straw-like thing is!
|Marigolds are going strong and so vibrant.|
Blossoms on the Katy apple tree.
Rescued Ladybirds from the grass before mowing. One with a damaged wing.
Hairy fern fronds. I find them quite freaky- they look like wet, blonde hair.
Happy, Happy Spring Break!!!
I'm going out to play!
Shall I knock for you to come out too?