Something I have focused on with my photography recently is the development of different flowers in the garden and the insects which enjoy the flowers. My first example is the alliums, photos of which I included in my last post. It has been great to see the flower open up from the outside florets to the inside florets. The process could be described as a slow motion botanical Mexican wave! I think it would be fascinating to use time lapse photography to see this in action.
Another of the flowers in our garden came as a bit of a surprise. In the garden of the house I grew up in we had lots of red hot pokers. Mum apparently dug one up and brought it with us. Up until this year it had shown no signs of flowering. Cool plants that come in a variety of shades according to wiki! Their genus is actually Kniphofia and they were named after German physician and botanist Johann Hieronymus Kniphof. They also go by the names tritoma, torch lily, knofflers and poker plants.
Not only have these vibrant flowers been developing, but also the housemartin's nest. They only started building it about 3 weeks ago and already they have pretty much completed it! Tremendous birds!
|Progress by 13th June|
Amazing how quickly the colours strewn across the sky can change!
Anyway I shall leave it there and will hopefully get another post in with more of my backlog of photos before I head to Glastonbury next week!
Thanks for reading :)