Peaceful spring morning photos
This morning dawned cool and overcast, peaceful as a Sunday should be. Even the Hadedas did not seem to be as noisy as they usually are.
The grass was damp from the overnight rain and there were still some stray wisps of mist. At our front gate there is a profusion of spring blossoms dominated by a bottle brush tree (callistemon rigidus) which flourishes in close proximity with a tree whose name I don't yet know which has masses of cascading little white blossoms, somewhat like a May bush, but the flowers are smaller and in stright rows along a branch rather than in clusters like a May bush. I think this particular tree might be of Australian provenance, but I'm not sure.
Standing under the two tangled trees I could hear the buzzing of hundreds of bees and the petals of the white blossoms were falling steadily like confetti.
The was a gentle, cool breeze, not even strong enough to shake the water off the leaves.
All-in-all it seemed to me a lovely morning to stalk around the garden with my camera at the ready, looking for interesting and unusual images. The accompanying photos are the result of the hour or so I spent in the garden discussing bees with Caitlin, listening to their business, and smelling the rich heady scent of the flowers.
I have deliberately not captioned any of the photos - please enjoy them for what they are. And let me know if you can identify some of the more obscure ones!
Only the two bottom ones were taken with a close-up lens. The others were just taken with my standard 18-55mm lens. And the images have not been "photo-shopped" - just cropped with XnView. Enjoy!
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