Monday, 7 April 2014

 Stillness: The sound of the rain.     The bee fly waits.
 The gardener waits.........
Patience is a virtue.


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  1. Such lovely photos, Cheryl! Patience is definitely one lesson I've learned from gardening. Hope you have a good week; we have a few sunny days sandwiched between rain showers this week, so I'm hoping to get out in the garden whenever I can.

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    1. Tku Rose. It has been raining for hours and shows no sign of stopping. It should get brighter as the week continues but colder.

      Enjoy the garden if the weather allows.

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  2. I don't have much patience however in the garden I have learned to exercise this lesson. It is raining here again today. I have had a couple of honey bees in the garden lately. Saw the first Cabbage White butterfly here yesterday. A fly on the window this morning so spring is working it's way in. Yay... Love your pictures.

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    1. Tks Lisa. I believe all gardeners learn patience, do we really have a choice :) I have seen honey bees but hardly any butterflies which has concerned me. Hopefully as the season progresses they will return in numbers...........

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  3. Oh these are such lovely photos, Cheryl. It is hard to be patient when the weather is against you. I hope it brightens up soon and that you see many more bees and butterflies. If it's any consolation, we have seen a lot of butterflies this spring here in Norfolk - I don't remember seeing this many so early. Let's hope it's a very good sign.

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  4. Hi Sarah .....with age comes patience, at least I have found it to be so

    So pleased to hear that butterflies are many in your area,,,,,our very wet winter may have caused the drop in numbers here.

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  5. Hello Cheryl. These are such lovely photos. I've been watching bee-flies over the last few days, too. They have made me stop and pause as well.

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  6. Hi Wendy, tku. They are fascinating creatures, I love they way they hover when feeding from a flower.

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  7. I don't think I've ever seen a bee fly, or if I have, it hasn't registered that I've seen one. No rain here in Yorkshire today but it's very windy.

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    1. Hi Jo,
      They are quite small and flit around amongst the flowers. If one was still, as in the photographs you probably would be intrigued :)

      Windy here too!!

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  8. This reminds me of the old zen saying, 'sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, grass grows.' Beautiful pictures as always. x

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    1. Beautiful Lucinda, tku for that.

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