Marjorie's ramblings

By walkingMarj

Hogweed in the evening light

Yes, another hot day.

I've been printing and mounting images for the Hexham and District Photo Society upcoming exhibition in Hexham Abbey.  It's an unusual theme this year, about which I'll say more when the exhibition is on. It was challenging!

Daisy and Oscar have been little stars, running in and out of the garden all day, but often inside. They seem very relaxed today.

After our dinner, I went for a walk "around the block".  I took this photo of the under surface of a hogweed plant, growing in one of the verges. There is quite a lot and the warm air was enhancing the porcine smell. Why should such pretty flowers smell of pigs? It makes no sense to me.

In the garden, I was enjoying photographing the details in the petals of the flowers in my extra, when I was photobombed. This may not be the sharpest bee picture on Blipfoto but it is Bombus Hypnorum. This bumble bee is widespread in the rest of Europe and Asia, but arrived in the UK only in 2001. It has taken it a few years to reach the north and I photographed one a few years ago, when they had only just reached Northumberland. 

Too much excitement and heat - I'm off for a cool shower!

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