Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Carmi's great capture of a pink van under street lights will inspire us all to take part in his "In The Pink challenge this week.

I had not planned to go anywhere today, the sun, and my garden being quite delightful enough, for once.   So I took my camera out and came up with these!

My small-flowered begonias never stop flowering.   Great little plants!

We do our best for bees and butterflies.   This one is on a very big sedum plant.

As is this Red Admiral butterfly.   Same sedum, though it grows like weeds with us.

Whereas this bee fancied the last of the astrantia flowers.

Speaking of "lasts"  this and the next are the last roses of summer....

....growing over an arch and very high to reach to photograph.   Help was needed with a tall male hand!

Do go to the link above to see other interpretations of "in the Pink" - there will be things there you would never have thought of!

And if you visit here, do leave a comment - I love reading them.


Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness what amazing shots with nature's insects popping in too. Your pink blossoms are lovely and sweet creatures complete the scene. Perfectly!

smalltownme said...

Pink flowers are always delightful!

Michèle Dextras & Jean-Claude Barre said...

I think my last comment didn't register so here we go again. I love pink flowers and in Europe there are so many flowering plants and shrubs that seem to grow everywhere without much effort! Thanks for the "In the Pink" experience Gilly

DougPhoto2009 said...

Gilly, lovely array of pink blooms. Like the butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

Bob Scotney said...

We've had masses of the begonias too. The bee on the astantia flower is the best of your series of pink shots.

Alexia said...

Just lovely. I particularly enjoyed the pale pale pink roses!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Sedum is a favorite of mine for insect purposes.

The rose is beautiful!

P.S. That third picture I think is a bee fly. Note the eyes and face.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Err, 4th pic...astrantia flowers.

Trish Marshall said...

Beautiful photos Gilly.