Friday, 10 June 2016

Friday Smiles

Hello again,

This is a photo I took yesterday evening after bringing in the washing.  The twirly line is in the centre of the picture if you look hard.

When hanging out the washing in the morning both the philladelphus and the tree were absolutely covered in bees collecting pollen.

  It was an amazing sight and made me feel very happy.   Their buzzing was really loud and continuous.

The shrub hasn't been pruned for the last couple of years and is very big.  The scent is absolutely intoxicating right up to the back gate.

I'm popping over to link up with Annie on her Stitch in Time blog where she invites us to join in each Friday with happy moments from our week,

25 comments:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So. Much. Greenery! My gosh that's lovely looking. I think my brain would explode to see that here.

brenda said...

Lovely photo Barb, it's nice to take please from the simple things Nature has to offer. And I know just what you mean about the bees and perfume as we have a Philladelphus under our bedroom window, also long over due for a prune hence it's so high. The bees also seem to like Ceanothus as all of them have a constant hum when you walk past.

B x

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! What a magnificent shrub! I can almost smell it! Bees can make a lot of noise when there are many. I have experienced that too. It's an awesome sound.
Thank you for visiting,
Have a great week with lots of smiles,
Blessings,
Lisca

Glennis said...

A fabulous tree - what a beautiful sight

Cara said...

Just beautiful and I can imagine the scent. There's a wonderful floral scent that I can smell from my driveway, but I can't figure out where it is coming from, so I just enjoy it, after all It's better than the smell from the chicken farm when they have a clean out! Cara x

Annie said...

How lovely to have so many bees around your gorgeous plant. We can't have too many bees.
Hugs,
Annie x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful plants and blooms. I'm happy there are so much bees, your garden surely love them :D

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Your shrubs and plants look beautiful Barb, such a calming thing to be able to stop and listen to nature.
Lorraine

Valerija said...

So beautiful. At our place anything are no longer in bloom.
Valerija xx

rachel said...

Beautiful... wow..love that you have many bees. So precious x

Di said...

Totally fabulous! Summer in a single photo Barb!

Hugs

Di xx

Carol L said...

Your home looks beautiful and so serene! Nature is a wonderful thing isn't it? :)

mamapez5 said...

That is a beautiful philadelphus and the tree looks interesting too. I love to hear the bees in the plants too. You have a lovely green and fertile garden. I miss that out here. Kate x

PJ said...

My goodness this is a happy moment indeed, for you and for me as I love seeing your photo, it's just a stunning yard and home, and how wonderful to know the bees are happy by your home. It's good to know there are so many, I've been hearing on the news how the bee population is not very good. Again thank you for sharing. you have a beautiful home.

Greta said...

Gorgeous picture--I can almost smell that beautiful scent!

Erika said...

No wonder the bees love that tree, the flowers are amazing, the pollen obviously tastes good too.
Have a lovely weekend in your garden.

Hugs Erika. x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful garden Barb, it looks so lush, good to have the bees, they are so endangered, Kate x

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful garden,Barb.Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs,Sylvia x

Janice said...

A lovely photo of a beautiful garden Barb, you are so lucky!
Janice x

Lisa Andersson said...

Such a beautiful garden, Barb. Lovely photo.
Hugs, Lisa

scrappymo! said...

Lovely garden, Barb. The flowering trees and the pots on your patio are so beautiful!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful garden Barb....such a pretty trees....Joolsx

Neet said...

What a glorious picture Barb. It must be a pleasure to sit outside and look at those trees and bushes.
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

scrappymo! said...

This is such a lovely photo. You have caught the tree in such a multitude of gorgeous blooms...I can almost hear those bees humming too.

You have the kind of laundry pole thing that my mother in law had. She was a war bride from Filey Yorkshire. Tbhose pole thingy's are not as common here...I want one for the lake as they take up so little room when folded up and would be handy there. It can get to 42 degrees so laundry would dry in 30-40 minutes, methinks!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Barb, thanks for the visit to mine. Just trying to catch-up with a few visits. This is a gorgeous photograph and I can just smell those gorgeous flowers. I have great respect for bees, they are such an important insect that would cause great problems if they disappeared. Have a great week, Angela x