Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.
Shhhh! Secret sowing
Every day I place a variety of bird food outside on the bird table. All sorts of different things which include chopped apples, dates, currents, nuts and 'the amazing mixture of seeds' labelled "wild bird food" that is available in most British hardware shops, supermarkets, corner shops, nurseries and even fancy goods shops. Each contain a wide choice of various seeds which escape and lodge themselves between the paving and in amongst the flower beds as various birds drop them hither and thither. I usually manage to pull most of these would be 'weeds' out before they get too large but I noticed that one such seed looked remarkably like a sunflower and I had forgotten to plant any this year to I left it to grow. I thought I'd take a picture of it ... and whilst wrapping myself around the bird table to take it ... down buzzed a most beautiful bumble bee. (I have allowed another 'weed' to grow alongside the sunflower - as I didn't recognize the leaf and thought I'd like to find out what plant it would turn into!)