Floppy headed blouse-y roses
Madame Gregoire Staechelin
Isn't she lovely?
I'm loving them as much today as I did when I planted them a few years ago.
They've obviously been happy as they have multiplied like nobody's business.
a worker bee at work
I love purple with chartreuse...
Trying to capture the bees in their frantic zig zag motion
proved to be difficult.
They didn't even seem to notice me as they were so intent on their work.
"Busy as a Bee"
(fits them to a Tee)
clematis in full glory...
The acacia tree has been felled
it gave us years of shade and grew too tall to be easily managed on a city lot.
The arborist advised us to plant something a little less aggressive
so we are trying to find an apple tree to plant in it's place.
The John Grieve variety is top of the list and the tree service is trying to locate a specimen for us.
Looking forward to some cozy fireside chats warmed by her wood
in the winters to follow.
Mr. HB might need to rent a splitter to tackle this job.
Bees like to fly right up inside these wee trumpet shaped foxglove flowers.
Foxgloves are biennials
they pop up in places that surprise me
as I do not remember them being close to where they are blooming now.
"Bloom where you are planted"
I have been glued to the BBC
have been watching all the pomp and pageantry that is The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Kate looked radiant in red and well let's just say that The Queen rocked her party!