By the pond
A wall of pink
This is what the flowers look like on the plant I showed last time which has the top of the stem wider than the bottom.
Pine resin dripping over the amazing structure of the Korean pine cone
Delicate pink flowers
Looking closer - a tiny spider with a body like a red berry
These white flowers (leaf bracts I believe) are turning brown and papery. . .
. . . and their middles look like little sea anemones with tentacles protruding
These strange flowers remind me of something from underwater too - old wood with seaweed attached.
This might be an agapanthus beginning to emerge from its bud - I love agapanthus (agapanthuses?)
The gardener was watering the flower beds next to the lawn.
I love these colours and shapes
Look at the delicious combination of colours - soft pinks and dusky purples.
Lovely delicate markings inside the flowers - amazing details - but how often do we take the time to look closer?
These have developed a structure inside that looks as if the bell-like flower might really be able to ring softly
The bee smoker for making them drowsy while the beekeeper looks in the hive
Bees going in holes under the shelf and one flying
Two more bees
The bee lady packing things away
I learnt from the bee lady that a mock wasps nest hangs in a tree nearby in order to deter wasps by giving the message that a wasp colony already occupies this area, because wasps kill bees.
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