Tuesday, 23 August 2011

VIBRANT



Carmi's Challenge this week is VIBRANT

I decided this colour was just about as vibrant as you can get (well in the NW of the UK in a perfectly ordinary garden). I took several shots trying to get the bee to stand still, preferably in the middle of the flower, before he obliged!

I am really pleased with these African Marigolds. I bought them really far too late to be putting pot plants in, and the place I got them from is a huge DIY chain (B&Q for those of you in the UK) who, although they have a biggish garden section, do NOT take care of their plants!

I needed something quickly, and there was a choice of mostly half dead marigolds, begonias and some very dead unwanted items. I found the best plants I could find, two marigolds and about 4 begonias - the sort with little, dark leaves, and complained firmly to the checkout girl that the plants were badly kept. So she promptly rang them up half price, and I took them home, planted them and gave them so TLC.

My reward? THREE different types of marigold for the price of two, all very vibrant, all making a grand orange show outside my kitchen window, and some beautiful pink begonias which have blossomed forth in all senses and look really lovely in a well weathered terracotta pot.

7 comments:

Little Nell said...

I love African Marigolds and you have captured the vibrant colours perfectly - not to mention that busy bee!

Max said...

Nice picture. As much as I hate bees, close up pictures of them at work are cool!

Carmi said...

That's one lucky - and satisfied - bee. And one staggeringly powerful shot. Those colors are now burned into my memory :)

Alexia said...

What a wonderful shot - the brilliance of the colour is great.

Bob Scotney said...

Superb colour and what a busy bee.

Barb said...

Fantastic shot and the bee is a great bonus! Beautiful!

Titanium said...

The color is a beautifully bright backdrop for the busy bee! Wonderful shot.