Letters from a Hill Farm
Aquilegias are among my favourite garden flowers. I have them with "double skirts" too - they look like little ballerinas. Here in Wales, they also grow wild along the lanes - one of their last strongholds. Lovely photos. What is the butterfly please?
Around here, the curly aquilegias are the wild ones, just as there. I'm so fond of them. I think the butterfly is a swallowtail, Jennie.
Lovely firsts Nan. Our spiderworts are just now blooming too. Our lilacs and irises are past.
Nan, All so pretty! My iris are blooming now, in slow motion it seems: one or two new blooms in the whole garden each day. But my aquilegia are blooming in profusion!
Really love your photos. I'm a mystery novel reader also. I surfed over from Robin's Nesting Place site (she has you linked). Enjoyed reading your blog.
Lisa, isn't it so interesting that though our lilacs and irises have different blooming times, the spiderwort is the same. Nature is an amazing thing.Aisling, I love how you say, 'slow motion.' That is perfect.Roses and Lilacs, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I shall stop by your blog soon.Thanks, Colleen.
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.