Sometimes nature is just amazing

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I’m just going mad with photos today, so don’t expect any words of wisdom of life changing theology. Today I’m just going…. awwwwww pretty!

And boy is the garden pretty just now, but not just the garden. Do me a favour, today when you are on your way to work, or going to the supermarket or whatever you are doing outside. Take a moment, stop and look around. I swear sometimes we forget to just stop and enjoy how amazing the world we live in actually is. For instance, at the minute Musselburgh is covered in blossoms cause as an area there is a really high percentage of cherry blossoms – everywhere and it’s gorgeous. Everywhere you go just now there are blossoms on trees or on the pavements near the trees. It’s so pretty but it’s taken weeks for me to notice. I just blindly get on the bike and focus on getting to the station to get to work and I think I missed out on some of the trees at their best.

So today folks. Stop and look around.

Right my rant is over, let’s look at how amazingly pretty the world is and admire Mother Nature and her design abilities.

Ok so some flowers from the garden for you… I’ve made it so you can click on the pictures and you’ll get a bigger version to see the detail.

This one is the rockery at the front of our house. That splash of red on top is a dwarf rhododendron, it’s just came into flower recently and I can’t help admire just how amazingly red the flowers are. It’s like someone turned the brightness filters up on my eyes and in my head.

rockery

Unfortunately I’m rubbish at remembering the names of flowers, so I can’t tell you the name of them all, but he next one is another one that makes me think someone is playing a joke on me. I look at flowers like this and think a graphic designer somewhere came up with this design. But no, this is what nature calls “everyday”.

I love the little spots of purple on the yellow and how they l look like little trumpets and all this evolved over years and years to be the best way to attract bees and insects to pollinate them.

purple and yellow spotted flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quite embarrassing to think that the best version of this humans could come up with was high heels and miniskirts???

Now these little purple and yellow flowers featured last year in the blog quite a bit, and around this time too. We bought these at the Scottish Garden Show (where we’re heading again on Friday next week), I call them dragon heads because when they come out fully, that’s what they look like to me but I think they are Aquilegia or something that sounds like that. I love these; they are one of my favourite flowers in our garden. there’s something about the long petals at the back, again it’s the awesomeness of nature, those long petals at the back add balance to the weight of the large flower so that it doesn’t droop down, meaning that the bees and insects can get to it easily. Proper sciency stuff – it could be a shampoo commercial.

aquallegias

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bleeding hearts. Yup they really are heart-shaped flowers with little droplets hanging off them. We have these in the garden in both pink and white flowers. And this year they are even bigger and bushier than they were last year.

bleeding hearts

 

 

 

Getting bored of flowers yet? Cause I haven’t even started on the veggies yet *grin*

 

 

Other than wow, what can I say? Check out the purple and yellow on these.

 

purple and yellow pansies

These are probably one of the most frequent flowers you’ll see in our gardens because they are easy to get a hold of, do well even in the Scottish weather and they spread out really nicely in the beds, but you know what. I don’t think we appreciate how gorgeous they are because they are really low to the ground and you have to get up close to really see the colours and patterns. So I’m blowing the trumpet for them.

 

 

 

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