Butterflies don't appear in our garden in any numbers until September, when they congregate on the buddleia
these ones were way up at the top of the bush ......
........ which meant the photos were of the underside of their wings (is this the butterfly equivalent of sheep turning their rear ends to the camera?!)
there were also dozens of bees, but they never stay still long enough for a photo
the last clematis of the year is flowering - these flowers are just opening
then these ones are fully open
and this is what is left when the outer petals fall off
the everlasting sweet pea has decided to flower this year, after sulking for several years!
I love how the tendrils curl round themselves when they can't find anything else to grip
the climbing rose on the pergola is still flowering
this bud is on a miniature rose - it is only the size of the tip of my little finger!
the osteospermum has decided to flower again
and the olive tree is looking very healthy
although I don't think we will be harvesting these olives any time soon
I could have been naughty, and said these olives were on our tree, but they were on a tree we saw down in Hampshire!
we have lavender bushes all over the garden - I brush past these ones going to and from the studio, which fills the air with a delightful smell
I spotted this the other day. Do you know what it is?
here is the plant it is growing on ....... yes, we have our very own passion fruit!!
when we walked over to town this afternoon, I paused on the bridge to take this photo of the Money Pit, on the other side of the river, in case there were workmen about when we walked past
but there was no-one there, so I could take a close up of the very serious scaffolding which has been put up since last week
as we walked along the river, there was suddenly a great sound of flapping wings, as some swans took to the air
we were very restrained when we went for a cuppa, sharing a delicious piece of lemon drizzle cake .........
........ as, unusually for a week night, we were going to have pudding! Maureen had given me some plums, so this morning I added some strawberries, a teaspoon of sugar and a drizzle of vanilla, and after a quick zap in the microwave, had the base for a crumble
as we have limited space in the kitchen in the flat, I don't have a big store cupboard of ingredients, so I bought a crumble mix
just out of the oven
whether or not you are eating delicious puddings, I hope you have a super weekend, love Anne