Category Archives: Flowers

May 2020

May turned out to be the driest calendar month on record with lots of sun. It was very pretty and varied: mists, beams of sun, frost, colourful skies and all the time the plants were greening and flowering.

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April 2020

Sadly, April turned out to be unique in the world’s history as at least one quarter of the planet’s population was asked to remain at home to prevent the spread of the dangerous Covid-19 virus and many, many people died. Weather wise it was a beautiful month, much less poluted than usual. We had daily daybreak walks in our local park and really appreciated spring blossoming.

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February 1st 2020

A feeling of spring – snowdrops out, birds singing in the trees, colourful slate grey skies, a shower of rain, light on the land and well illuminated chimney pots!

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FIRST FROST OF THE WINTER

This year the first frost of the winter season was on October 21st. It was quite mild but decorated the garden beautifully. Overhead geese were flying north.

Morning frost on ladies’ mantle.
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THE BEAUTY OF HYDRANGEAS

This September the hydrangeas have been spectacular.

So many colours on one plant!
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JULY GARDENS

Findgask Castle Gardens

In July I enjoyed photographing some gardens for the Scotland’s Gardens scheme.  This is a view from Fingask Castle Gardens looking towards the Tay Estuary.

Also posted in Countryside, Gardens, Skies

BUSY BEES

My crocus flowers finally opened and when I went to photo them I found they were full of bees busily collecting pollen. I hadn’t realised how covered in pollen they get!

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FROST CRYSTALS

We had a hard frost in mid December with still weather and wonderful ice crystals formed in my garden.

Also posted in Perth, Photography

FIRST FROSTS IN THE GARDEN AND AN ORANGE LADYBIRD

I found this orange ladybird on my harvest of spinach from the garden.  Looking up about it I found that its systematic name is Halyzia sedecimguttata and that it eats mildew. It is certainly well camouflaged with autumn colours and first frost.

Also posted in Perth, wildlife

A STRANGE AUTUMN

It has been an unusual autumn this year – very mild with some wind.  The trees which have turned colour have quickly lost their leaves whilst many are still dark green.  Some of the best sights have been carpets of leaves on the ground and I was amused to see a garden gate perfectly matching fallen leaves!

Also posted in Countryside, Perth