David Swatton's Flora & Fauna Posts

For those with a Pre-Raphaelite disposition... I always think of this painting by Sir Frederic Leighton when our orange roses are in bloom and it just so…

Love the light in the woods above the village especially at this time of year when the trees are putting out new growth and the greens are so vibrant.

No, not some spaced-out 1960s musician but the herbs in our herb bed are flowering and do look rather lovely...

At the end of May every year our Joey Rose begins to bloom. It's my favourite both because of the glorious colour and the divine scent.

No, not the wacko-freak-Donald-Trump variety. This relates to flowers. The bluebells and forget-me-nots we see in our woodlands around this time are typically…

We have lots of flowers that attract bees and I was pleased I managed to get a decent shot of one in flight. This is the White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)…

Is it just me who thinks it's weird that two of the words in the English language that have almost no rhyming words are both colours... purple and orange...?…

The camellias don't seem to mind the weather. Just started to bloom in the garden so it must be spring... apparently...

With the temperature below zero for the last few days the cherry blossom in the garden is looking distinctly crusty!
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