Sunday, 28 June 2009

Sunday safari

It is hot......the temperature is rising......
We have a heatwave on the way.........

The bugs are busy...........


Hoverflies are enjoying the daisies.....
There are dozens of ladybirds.........I am not sure if this one is a native species......
Scorpion flies are active in the copse.......they are harmless......
So many insects.....but it is way too hot to stay out with them......
A dip would be nice........
but we have already made arrangements......we are going to an outdoor concert.......time to sit and chat and listen to some jazz and all in aid of charity. Pimms anyone??


22 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Gorgeous pictures of your safari Cheryl. That header photo is so pretty. I love the colors. Have fun at the concert. I hope you don't melt. It is hot enough to melt here too. UGH...

Liz said...

Wonderful photos Cheryl!

So many insects, all pollinating your plants for you :D

It's been far too hot recently, I may take a day off later in the week when it's meant to be very hot!

Miranda Bell said...

Pimms would be lovely Cheryl... one drink I've never seen for sale in France - strange!

I love Jazz too - infact we're going to an outdoor Jazz evening in Dinan next weekend.

Do hope you have a good week and enjoy your garden even if it is warm and will see if I can send some rain your way if we get some! Miranda x

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I needed to go on Safari today...I needed to be with the bugs. I needed to come to your gardens today. I needed to be with a kindred spirit. Thank you.
I so love seeing all of your bugs and bees but the scorpion fly made me gasp! A lovely bug indeed.
I do understand the heat....it has been silly hot at my house too. A wee bit of a cool down today which made for a nice time hunting my favorite Damselflies....
My husband took me to see the Jewel Wings....they heal me with their beauty.
Enjoy your concert. I shall sleep well dreaming of Jewels in the gardens and dear friends.
Happy Sunday Safari,
Sherry

Rose said...

Your new header is so pretty, Cheryl. The insects do seem to love this heat; I've noticed more activity this past week than I've seen all season. Enjoy your concert and stay cool!

Cheryl said...

Thank you Lisa....I love the header to....I grew the nemesia in the greenhouse and planted some in an old chimney from my parents old house. The nasturtiums just came up with them.....mother nature is a dear.....

I am melting to, I do not like this weather......

Cheryl said...

Thanks Liz...so many insects, the choice is amazing.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Miranda.....I love Pimms on a hot sunny day with lots of fruit and of course the optional mint....

Jazz is one of our loves and this is a particularly good band....the singer has the most amazing voice......

Please do send the rain....I am desparate......

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry...glad you are back safely....

I loved the bugs today....so many, my camera was a nuisance, I just wanted to sit and watch them.....

Jewel wings are very beautiful....you are very lucky to be able to capture them.....

I hope you have slept well and that all is right with your world......

Cheryl said...

Thank you Rose.....I stayed cool and had the most wonderful time...the music was amazing and the company fun.....
Lots of people suppoted the charity....this always gladdens my heart...

Have a good week.......

ShySongbird said...

Lovely pictures again Cheryl, your Safaris are always so enjoyable. An evening spent in the open air with live jazz! How very delightful, I would have loved that :)

Don't do too much in the humidity this week, a good excuse to relax!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

As always, I enjoy all the wonderful shots of your garden friends. I also like the orange and purple flower combo in your header! But Pimms -- wuzzat? Hope you enjoyed the concert.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I really enjoy these Sunday safaris. Fun to see the wildlife in other's gardens. I'm slowly learning the names of some of the more common insects.
Marnie

Cheryl said...

Hi Jan.....Mr P has a week at home, so we will be out and about and relaxing in between....

I love safari...it is such fun.....being connected with Sherry is a delight.....Have a peaceful and happy week.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Monica......Pimms is a drink....

A measure of Pimm's
A splash of angostura aromatic bitters.....
Lemonade....
chopped fruit, apples, orange, and lemon....
a few mint leaves
half a dozen ice cubes.....

and enjoy....

One of my favourite summer drinks and very much loved by the British.....

Concert was fab....lots of people....great music and everyone just having a fun time.....

Have a happy week.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Marnie....it is fun, you never know what might be out there.....

marmee said...

cheryl,

it is hot here,too. i really enjoyed that tour with the bugs and beautiful blooms...i always enjoy coming to your garden.
hope you enjoy your jazz concert.

Wendy said...

Lovely pics! I especially liked the last one. And your header is pretty too. Very summery. I also did not know what a Pimms was. Thanks for explaining. Glad the concert was a success.
Happy Summer! (but I do hope the heat lets up somewhat).

beckie said...

Mother Nature knew just what would look good with your purple nemesia. The safari is such fun, I always learn something-scorpion fly-dangerous looking. :) Glad you enjoyed the concert and hope you and Mr. P have a great week. It finally cooled off a little here!!

Hedgewitch said...

hello cheryl .. I did a post just for you!

Your photography is gorgeous, as per usual.. you must have tremendous patience and a very steady hand to get such beautiful shots of the insects?

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Beautiful safari pics of the wildlife in your garden. It's hot here too and dry, very dry. They promised rain last Saturday but not a drop fell so I'm parched so please pour me a Pimms. ;-)

Gail said...

Cheryl, I love your little critters and the hoverfly is almost identical to the ones in our garden~~isn't nature grand! I hope it cools off soon and that you get the needed rain...gail