One in a while, I step back from all the words and just let my garden do the talking, for the beauty of nature never ceases to amaze me, right there under our noses.
A freshly emerged pristine Peacock takes in the sun on the log-pile.
Field Poppy and Borage in the cornfield annual bed
A Sparrowhawk comes for her daily bathe
Bumblebees circle over the heads of the Globe-thistles, while orb webs are beginning to appear.
Leafcutter bee modern art on the Field Maple.
The latest broods continue to emerge - here, one of my very young Blackbirds does its best to look like a thrush.
Elephant Hawkmoth matching the colours of its caterpillar foodplant, Great Hairy Willowherb.
The Bee & Butterfly Borders, now in their third year and beginning to fill out nicely.
I did wonder why the Elephant Hawkmoth hasn't come back after the first time!
Now I know that the plant which pops-up everywhere in my garden is Great Hairy Willowherb, and is the caterpillar food plant of the Elephant Hawkmoth, I'll stop weeding it out or find a dedicated patch for it!
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