With the sun being here in the Lake District for most of the week (despite a few showers) I've been spending a lot of time, surrounded by flowers. I think these photos speak volumes for what summer truly means to me; flowers, sunshine, buzzing bees, plants flourishing, lots of colour and those sunsets that last long into the evening!
So I hope you enjoy these garden moments (and a couple of indoor flowers too) from the past few weeks.
Candy stripe cosmos, sunflowers and common carder bee on the stonecrop flowers.
These candy stripe cosmos my Mum planted have been blooming wonderfully for about a month now and while not all of them present with the darker stripes, they're all equally beautiful and have been welcomed in by the bees and other flying insects which are often resting on the petals or collecting nectar from the bright yellow centres.
Stonecrop and a honeybee inside the fuchsia flowers.
I spent quite a bit of time watching this carder bumblebee collecting nectar from the stonecrop and it was relaxing just watching him go about his day. The stonecrop is one of the rockery style plants that was here before we moved in and had bloomed beautifully both this summer and last. I love the bright pink flowers and the leaves look just like a cactus when there are no flowers left, so it ticks all the boxes for me!
Candy stripe cosmos, fuchsias during the sunset and one of Mum's candyfloss poppies which is growing on the windowsill.
And to finish this post off with, another shot of the stonecrop in the sunshine.
I'm linking up with the lovely Jen for Photo Friday today.
Have a wonderful weekend!