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:

  1. 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!

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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

    Sue xx

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. Wonderful flowers, Sally. And I love passion flowers.

    Hugs
    Anke

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