Today was the first time in about a year that I managed to get out into my garden and do some gardening. I love my garden and couldn’t think of much better to do than sow seeds, look after my plants and take photographs especially as it has been the warmest day of the year so far. It would seem that summer may be on its way. Much needed therapy!
Everything in the garden is looking amazingly vibrant with all the rain that we’ve had and the arrival finally of warmer weather.
I love to play with macro-photography, capturing the beauty of detail and colour. On my exploration of the garden through my camera lens, I even encountered a few familiar faces.
My youngest son has spent most of the day charging about in the outdoors enjoying his new den in the corner of the garden.
I was in my element enjoying the sun and snapping away admiring my beautiful new blooms.
Aquilegias that I have grown from seed, flowering for the first time after a two-year wait.
Deep purple ones…
Apple-white star-shaped ones…
Then there were the pears just beginning to change shape…
Even the weeds and the dried and fallen looked amazing!
Then there were the Adonis Blue butterflies which are indigenous to the South of England where I live. The iridescent blue flashes of their wings visible in the sunlight around the garden.
Then to take a break and have a coffee before tackling the tough job of weeding and thinning in the fruit cage (mini-orchard actually!)
Back to work. In amongst the strawberries a surprise appearance by a familiar resident 🙂
I always look for him in amongst the same patch of strawberries, yet he always manages to catch me by surprise!
An enjoyable afternoon!
Time for more coffee!