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.
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 Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
Today’s outing was to Anglesea Abbey and it was a great walk out in the sunshine. We didn’t actually go into the house but did the winter trail and called in at Lode Mill.
We spotted a yellow wagtail bobbing about on the edge of the water and I could have watched him for a long time.
A very relaxing stroll with lots of spring flowers and new foliage
I spent an hour this afternoon at Ickworth, the National Trust property and went around the Italian Garden.
The scenery was amazing and I also loved seeing the forget-me-nots (such a vivid blue) and the ferns unfurling.
As we were leaving the property I was impelled to take photographs of these adorable lambs.
A very different day out on the morning walk, still frosty underfoot but with a fog which was hanging around in patches. Needless to say that did not deter my faithful hounds as they set off towards the first point in our walk the little water channel and the big oak tree. No birds singing and it had a very eerie feel to the walk with a watery sun occasionally staining the grey sky.
Birds could be seen but they were noiseless hanging around the electricity wires and flitting on the ground. The vista was very beautiful, calm and eerie, another good start to the day, although very different to yesterday.
Onward to home with the fog starting to lift slightly and then back to the sofa for a well earned rest.
I found a beautiful crow feather on the back field. It has inspired me to make some gift tags with ink and watercolour, I am actually very pleased with them and later today I hope to be experimenting and adding some fabric. It’s all a bit scary I am actually doing something creative!
Last weekend we went to Columbia Road Flower Market in East London. I wanted some plants to put in pots by our back door, the rose, chocolate cosmos and delphiniums seem to be ideal and I love the colours .
On the wall where we parked was this amazing piece of art, a great big giant rat.
It made me smile and on looking around I saw this much smaller piece of wall art, at which point I started me giggling.
Later on in the week I travelled to Cheshire to see my Mum and sisters and spent a pleasant morning at Snugburys, where delicious ice cream was consumed and we visited the Da-Lick. A wonderful tribute to Dr WHO, a giant dalek made of straw. I have taken lots of pictures and will be using them during our Dr WHO day which is happening at the school where I work in October.
Da Lick aka Dalek
Also there I met up with some lovely pigs!