Friday, 10 October 2014

Bees, flowers and gardens...

As the weather here has taken a down turn for a couple of days, I thought I would revisit my holiday photos to remind us what sunshine is! These were all taken on the gardens at Powis Castle and Chirk Castle during our summer holiday in Wales.
I was particularly impressed with the number of bees we saw.


I also loved all the hot colours


This stunning old English rose also smelled divine, and I am always fascinated by the passion flower, which are possibly Natures answer to steampunk!
Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

Lynne K said...

Brilliant photos, Sally, especially the second one, with the out of focus background. Love it. Cold and foggy here tonight, the summer seems a distant memory now, even though it was still warm enough to go out without a coat just a couple of weeks ago!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous flower pics Sally and certainly a very cheery sight now when we've had deluges of rain and flooding down south.
Fliss xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sally, lovely post and lovely photos. I especially like the ones of flowers with bees at them but I love the rose too ... I can almost smell it from here :) We've had some wonderful holidays in Wales and would love to return one day. Elizabeth xx

brenda said...

Thank you for sharing some beautiful floral pictures with us Sal, I think because the Summer was short it seems such a long time ago.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Gorgeous close ups of the flowers Sally. It's a shame summer does not last a little longer.

Sue xx

Joan said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers and how I love your description of the Passion flower, it will always be the steampunk flower from now on!

Joan x

lisa said...

Oh what lovely photos, Sally. It's lovely to look back at happy holiday photos. We have been lucky with the weather here and have had a really sunny weekend. The garden is still looking good but how long it will last I don't know. I'm trying to appreciate every extra nice day we get.
Hugs Lisax

Kay Carley said...

Such fabulous photos Sally. Yep I wished we lived closer too as I could then get you to show me a thing or two!!! xx

SARN said...

WOW - stunning photography Sally. I LOVE your take on Passion Flowers being steampunk! xxx

Carola Bartz said...

That is a whole lot of happy flowers - and obviously happy bees as well. Beautiful flowers, Sally - they sure brighten up some dark and cloudy days.

Faith A said...

Stunning photography Sally, beautiful photos, thanks for reminder of summer

Anke said...

Wonderful flowers, Sally. And I love passion flowers.

Hugs
Anke