Though I have not been contributing to the Word Press world over the past few months, I just couldn’t resist joining Jude in her photo challenge this month. “Life in colour” and this month the chosen colour is blue. I love all shades of blue.
It is winter in my part of the world, but not winter as the northern hemisphere knows it. The skies are blue almost every day, the daytime temperatures are in the 20 degrees, and NO humidity, the night time temperatures are between 10 and 15 degrees meaning I get a good nights sleep snuggled beneath the blankets.
The weather is perfect for gardening, my passion.
Every day I spend time wandering around our garden, checking what is coming into flower, what needs pruning, or repotting, pulling the occasional weed. Evan sitting and just looking. Always plenty to do. But today a couple of splashes of blue caught my eye and made me think of Jude’s blog “life in colour”.
Such an intense blue. Can you recognize what flower it is?
Yes it is the gorgeous Bird of Paradise, or Strelitzia. Then I saw these perky little match stick bromiliads.
So that is my contribution to Jude’s challenge.
But that was not all I saw, Just look at this. I would like to share with you. It is not blue but it is a double poppy. I am growing poppies for the first time this year and this was stunning. I didn’t know poppies had double flowers. But that’s not all, in the centre were 2 bees having a frantic feeding frenzy on the pollen. By the time I got the camera one had flown away but I managed to capture a shot of the remaining one. I evan videoed it. You can also hear the young magpies squawking in the background…