Prickly purple flowers and the bees

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The bees seemed to be drawn to these beautiful shades of purple,  the entrance to the field is now awash with thistles and teasels.    Also the sound of humming bees is very evident as the bees seem to be have a great time harvesting the pollen from these prickly flowers.   Having diligently looked into what are the colours bees are attracted to it seems they prefer the  purples, violets and blues.

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I haven’t seen so many bees in a long time and there must have been over a hundred in this small area.  All so very busy and it was a little bit of wonder watching them.  I hope you all have a happy Sunday and I will leave you with this marvelous quote…

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” 
― Ray BradburyDandelion Wine

Snails and Flies

Today I was going on my morning dog walk and because its half term and I was going out later  and my husband joined me.   This enabled me to go with my camera,  the camera shake when trying to take pictures with two large dogs is really awful.  So here is what I managed to see today,  first thing I saw was this incredibly cute baby rabbit.

Baby Rabbit

I then came across lots of snails,  they had all strayed up some young trees just below the main branches,  the colour and textures were amazing.  I love anything with spiral patterns!

Snail with engravings

Snail stripes


Two snails

Looking closely at the snails I then spied other things to photograph,  I do not know the correct names for the following flying creatures, but loved that I managed to capture them.

Ready for take off!

It was a nice morning walk and as always I said hello to the horses.  Hopefully there will be more blog posts this week,  as I will have more time.  🙂

White horse