First of all sorry for the absence last week, but things got a little hectic. What with my dad problems, trying to blog in between and my own health problems, but I am back. Thank you so much for featuring my photo of the Thames as a banner last week.
Wonderful banner from Anders and thanks for hosting Heidi.
I am so proud of the first blossom on this Gala apple tree in my garden. It began as a planted apple pip in a pot on my office desk about 20 years ago. It grew and I took it home and planted it in the garden. It grew quite tall, I cut it back every years and this year the gardener did it for me in spring. and now I have apple blossoms for the first time. I could not believe it. I have an apple tree already bearing about 100 apples a year, but had give up hopes with this one. by the way, there is a second one growing as well, but that is not as tall as this one.
This is a so-called Siberian Burgloss. It looks exactly like the forget my not, but it is a perreniel, and grows every year. My sister in law gave me some plants once and now they are dotted in between all over the garden and make a lovely show in April/May.
A pastel sky with some crows. They often have gatherings around where we live.
A not very pastel butterfly on the pastel Buddleia.