I was awake early this morning, so I took a brief stroll around the walled gardens before breakfast. I went armed with my macro lens, in search of insects to photograph before they became to active. I found very few bees on this occasion, but a plethora of hoverflies. I spent quite some time lurking by a honeysuckle bush and eventually struck gold with one who remained still for long enough. Elsewhere I discovered a gorgeous white hydrangea, smothered in pom-poms of flowers.
30 July 2019