Iris Reticulata

These seemed to spring from nowhere almost overnight. A wonderful surprise to find them in the old sink they share with miniature daffodils.

I find them difficult to photograph though: they have an unusual shape. And that intense blue…

Snowdrops and Bees

The snowdrops in the garden are probably at their best now.  At least for the bees. I’m surprised to see bees so early in the year; I’d certainly never seen them on snowdrops before, although I’d probably never looked…

So there I was, lying in some mud, trying to get an adequate photo of the snowdrops when I heard a whining, solitary buzz. A bee – with very orange kneecaps! *

*OK – pollen baskets!