Sunday, July 7, 2019
Bees and Mallows
The wildflower garden is going gangbusters -- we have lots of these beautiful pink mallows, which, as you can see, the bees love. They get in there and just camp out in the middle of the flower, sometimes two or three at a time. Bee orgy!
We also have bright yellow evening primroses, which I'd never seen before yesterday, when the blooms were already fading. I don't have a decent picture yet but as soon as they flower again I'll get one. The yellow ragwort is blooming, too, as is the wild carrot.
I took Olga to the Heath yesterday, where more wildflowers were out in profusion -- mostly purple knapweed, in this case. I had Olga lie down in the field, and some passers-by were amazed that she obeyed me. "Is she doing that just for the picture?" a woman asked. I said, "Well, I told her to lie down and she did, but I'm not sure she understands the concept of photography!"
Who knows what animals understand, though?
Here are yesterday's pottery-chip findings -- an interesting assortment with a few unusual colors.
This morning we're getting a nice slow rain, which is great for the plants. Plus, Olga isn't going to want her walk, which means I can just hang out on the couch and read!