Summer Flowers

Okay, I know it’s not officially summer yet…

But I couldn’t resist having a go at showcasing some of the beautiful flowers blooming in our garden at the moment.

June is by far the most colourful month in our garden, flower wise.  Red, yellows, purples, greens and whites are all showing brightly at the moment and it’s a real joy to see.

Nothing brightens up my day more than seeing these flowers.  They don’t ask for anything from me and yet they always bring colour and variety to our garden.

Some flowers are so very small to the eye.  They make little impact on their own but as I knelt down to take photo’s of the smaller flower heads they showed themselves to be as worthy as any group of competing blooms I’ve seen.

Each flower is there to show off it’s greatest asset and attract the attention of bees and other pollinators to ensure their heritage goes on with a new generation.  In turn the pollinators welcome the flowers with open arms (wings), and gratefully take the available nectar.

Hope these brighten up your day.

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13 responses to “Summer Flowers

  1. they are beautiful Sophie! You should think about posting them on Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. It’s held on May Dreams Gardens on the fifteenth of the month. It’s a fun blogging event!

  2. Nice photos. I enjoy getting close in on the little beauties. Often, my camera doesn’t want to focus that close. I know I’m not using the right lens for it, but it’s what I have. What are you using?

    • Thank you for your kind comment.
      Yes I like macro photography, its by far my favourite style(?), although my camera by no means has as much capability as an SLR.
      I just have a bridge camera – fujifilm S8100 – that I use to take all my photo’s.
      What camera do you use?

      • I have a Nikon D200. It’s an older digital SLR. It’s heavy, but I don’t really care. I have a 28-200mm lens. It’s great for me since most of what I’m shooting is kids and wildlife at a distance.

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