There really are some beautiful flowers and plants in this garden. I took out the Sigma macro lens with the Nikon and spent a peaceful time taking these photos. I've never tried this lens with general shots before, but I think it did a great job.
The rose below is the most beautiful colour and sits perfectly with the orange of the crocosmia
A stunning rose I rescued from a dilapidated pot
Insects -a very small spider!
The Vapourer Moth caterpillar, back again for another year with me. They've moved house twice on the same shrub, which is looking very moth eaten at the moment.
New shoots and stunning colours close up with the macro lens
The Herring Gull chicks continue to fledge, butterflies are everywhere and bees are busy, isn't August a lovely month?
A while ago I posted some photos of the garden Blackbird family with their chicks. The adults are still about but the female has a problem with one leg and cannot use it. I thought she'd be gone long ago but I was delighted to see her with the male this morning basking in the early morning sunshine.
He stayed very close to her and they sat on the ground together warming up.
I was surprised to see this behaviour as I didn't think they would stay quite so close after nesting was over (although I know they are monogamous) and they've already had two broods.
It really was a very sweet thing to see and made my day.
Leaving you on that positive note, we're off for a dog walk and a cuppa at Broadsands
Have a lovely week ahead