and mostly in MtLawleyShire’s garden, but not entirely.
My lavender is usually filled with bees., but one morning, I had the most awesome visitor – a grasshopper. He was huge!
he shifted and I was able to get more detailed photos of him:
a more normal visitor: bee 🙂
this little hoverfly is a very common visitor, but soooo difficult to catch in a photo, so these are very lucky shots:
On a verge garden just down the road from me, there are all sorts of flowers and many attract bees:
on this particular day, in the french lavender that flowers there, the bees were busy:
but then (& apologies for the photo but everything is so tiny & so fast…) – a NATIVE blue-banded bee and a European bee in the same space:
I followed this native bee – they don’t stop as do the European bees – the hover, flit, pause, zag, flit, zig, pause, dive, flit…you get the idea. But I got these:
& these of it flitting:
and back in my garden, shortly before her take off to the ground & cuddles – the prettiest flying thing (well, maybe that’s stretching it a bit) entangled in early morning sunshine: