I noticed last night that a little bee had got itself trapped in the house. It was dark before I saw it, too late to release it, so this morning I attempted a rescue. I soaked a tissue in sugar solution and placed it alongside the motionless bee on the windowsill. A few seconds later, one front leg was lifted high in the air - it had sensed the sweetness. It took a few minutes for it to climb on to the tissue and start sucking up the sugar solution but it stayed for a further hour before turning in circles and finally flying away. Phew!
There have been some beautiful sunsets this last week.
This, believe it or not, is my PATIO! My sitting-out area.
I returned from my week away to find that the daisies had filled it with their blooms.
When I lined up this shot, there was a huge bumble bee going from one enticing flower to another - but I was too slow. He'd gone!
The first of the Peonies to flower.
A leafy lane leading to Pentiddy Woods near my village.
I love this painting by Yvonne Coomber, a Devon artist - and it reminded me of the beautiful wildflower meadows bordering the path to Porth Joke beach. This is the time of year to see them at their best.
Poppies and Corn Marigolds
A field of Corn Marigolds
Corn Marigolds, Poppies and Tufted Vetch
Aren't they glorious? Well worth the drive down to see them.