Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Damselflies and blooms.

I decided I would not post today, but you know how it is, you are out in the garden on your knees weeding and you spot a beautiful damselfly. One thing leads to another and you have loads of photos ready for your blog. I always get so excited to, I love uploading my photos and seeing them on screen. I was amazed at what I found today............
Tiny little bloom, I have no idea what it is or where it came from. Can anyone help?

Beautiful Rhododendron....a gift from Mr. Practical.


Lupinus Chandalier, I worry about these because slugs and snails love them. I have put wood ash around them. Fingers crossed.



Geum Red Wings. Lovely colour.




Oriental poppies, these are going to be amazing when they bloom.





Allium Star of Persia.....can't wait for these to open.
The last bloom is Pelargonium Ruby Red. Hope you have enjoyed looking at them.













19 comments:

Rose said...

Beautiful blooms, Cheryl--I would take time to post these, too! What good fortune in seeing the damselfly. We have dragonflies in the summer, but I've never seen a damselfly around here--perhaps I just wasn't noticing. I plan to notice more this summer.

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose, I am sure that if you have dragonflies, you will have damselflies....we have both. I think the damselflies are more difficult to spot, I just got lucky today.

Largo observer said...

I think the little white flower with the purple spots at the end of the petals might be Nemophila maculata. I have grown it in the past and it is very pretty and delicate.

Cheryl said...

Thank you largo observer, I am really grateful to you.

beckie said...

Cheryl, so glad you posted today. The pictures are worth sharing. I love the damselfly-so like a dragonfly. I love your purple rhododendron. We usually don't see that deep color here. Have a good rest of the week and talk to you after the weekend.

Wendy said...

Yes, love those flowers - each one unique. I particularly loved the bee at the top of your blog. Glad you enjoyed your day in the garden. We're still so behind here in eastern Canada, but at least I can enjoy yours!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love looking at all your blooms and flies Cheryl. That red is especially pretty. I have no idea of what the little bloom is. It is very pretty.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you for posting your beautiful blooms and Damselfly! She is very lovely. I do understand the joy of seeing the photos when you come in and download. It is exciting.
Lovely pictures. My Lupines are just starting to bloom.
Sherry

Cheryl said...

Tks for dropping by Beckie, hope that your week goes well.

Cheryl said...

You still have your lovely blooms to come Wendy, they will be worth waiting for.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa Pleased to say someone has told me what the little bloom is.

Hi Sherry You are a bit ahead of us then, would love to see yours in flower.

Libbys Blog said...

I'm not sure whats going on in my garden, but not alot of blooming thats for sure! Wonder where I went wrong???

Cheryl said...

Hi Libby....when ours are looking a bit sad your blooms will be fourishing, I am sure.

Terrie B x said...

Oh my Cheryl.....Your photos are absolutly gorgeous ....
Wow it looks heaven in your garden....I love looking over:)
Hope you are all well....Have a great weekend:)x

Cheryl said...

we are well Terrie, hope you are to. Enjoying the sunshine????

Hedgewitch said...

Beautiful! Yes, I HAVE enjoyed looking at them :-)

Specially like the damselfly photo.. can't have been easy to get that!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Yes, I certainly enjoyed looking at your lovely blooms. Gardening makes one very much aware of all the insects too, doesn't it?

Cheryl said...

Actually hedgewitch, it sat there and virtually posed. Very lucky!

Cheryl said...

Thank you Yolanda.....yes it does make you aware of everything around you.