This week I have been spending time in the garden with the Garden Gnome. Not actually gardening mind you, but enjoying what is there.
Of course I had to take photos. It’s what I do. 😀
Spring is here and my garden is coming alive. Much of what I found in the garden this week is often overlooked as we go about our daily lives. It’s the little details that we often don’t see due to the bigger picture.
And it is beautiful.
The Diva moved outside with us for a little while and lay watching the world go by.
I put the macro lens on the camera and strolled into the sunshine to photograph the bees on the flowers of the Lime tree.
Apparently getting close to the bees with my 60mm macro cramped their style a little so I didn’t get too many decent shots of them. However other bugs were more than happy to pose for me.
When the wind blew up and made photographing the tiny flowers extremely difficult, I retired to our entertainment area/shade house where the Garden Gnome was watching the birds.
It appears we have a pair of Willy Wagtails who are scouting the area for new lodgings in which to rear their young. The male and female spent the morning bringing in spider web and began building. The GG placed a covering over the area of the shade house they had chosen because it wasn’t very waterproof. We’re not sure if they are going to go ahead with their building plans though as construction seems to have come to a bit of a standstill for now.
The Blue Wren and his mate appear to have developed a fondness for the mirrors on the wall of the shade house and spend a lot of time hovering in front of the largest mirror and pecking at the glass. They are such timid birds but ones that I love dearly and I have never been able to get a decent shot of one. Until now.
Unfortunately my zoom isn’t huge so I have been working on getting them used to my presence so I can move a little closer each day.
I am trying to make an effort to go into the garden each day and explore further. This morning, I went out just after sunrise (before the wind blew up) to see if the bees had woken up yet. No bees but I did discover my Irises in the front garden have come out and that the Fig tree out back is beginning to bud.
I also discovered tiny flowers on the Kangaroo Paw. All this time I thought that the Kangaroo Paw was the flower but discovered this morning that I was wrong.
My garden is looking pretty and I love it right now even though the roses are still to flower and my tulips are thinking about whether they want to flower as well. Even the greenery is looking beautiful. Birdsong is prevalent throughout the day and the sun is warm. Ahhh Spring.
We are also moving into storm season now and the storm chasers (a bit different to the tornado chasers in the U.S.) are already posting their photos of lightning bolts on social media. I took this last photo the other evening. The storms all went around us but still provided me with stunning cloud to photograph.
I have been so blessed this week and spending time in the garden has been wonderful. And when I get off the computer right now, I am going out to enjoy the sunshine on the garden bench beside my water feature. Thankfully, it is out of the worst of the wind.
Have a blessed day. 🙂