Honesty Seed Pods

Backlit it’s already possible to see the dark seeds silhouetted within the honesty seed pods – once they’re fully ripe, the delicate outer layer comes away on both sides letting the inner seeds loose and leaving thin translucent papery discs behind. These can either be left in situ over the winter months to bring a ghostly presence to the garden, or cut and used indoors as part of a dried flower arrangement πŸ™‚

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Flowers or Leaves

Cee’s Flower of the Day

White on Purple

While I was in the garden the other day taking a few pics with my camera this white butterfly fluttering about the purple honesty plant caught my eye, and it chose to stop right where I was taking pictures – very happy to have captured it so clearly, I usually panic with wildlife around, grabbing a shot in too much of a hurry and finding it’s blurry or out of focus… πŸ™‚

Flower of the Day

April A-Z: G is for Garden

I’m not the world’s best gardener but I love having a garden, and I love spending time in it. These images are all from the first lock-down last summer, when the garden was blooming at its best and I was just so happy to have the opportunity to be sitting outdoors in the sunshine with a cup of tea.

I’m really looking forward to the weather picking up enough this year to be able to spend some quality time in the garden again, meeting up with friends and family (Covid restrictions permitting) and enjoying my beautiful outdoor space πŸ™‚

For this year’s April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m aiming for an alphabetical exploration of my personal thoughts and feelings on the continuing Covid 19 pandemic one year on, using a mix of poetry, pics and ponderings…

Honesty

I meant to pick some of the tallest and strongest Honesty from my garden, to arrange it in a vase and keep it long-term, but yet here it is still gracing the flower bed at the end of February, its delicate papery grey seed pods lifting the heavy dull greens and browns of winter… I’m just so delighted to have it growing in my garden, so glad it comes back year after year… πŸ™‚

Stream of Consciousness Saturday: ‘sty’

Honesty

Honesty is of those old fashioned cottage garden plants I’ve always loved – and I’m so delighted to find it growing in our garden! The seed pods look pretty enough now, but later in the year they dry up all silvery and papery translucent, and still look very differently beautiful πŸ™‚

Flower of the Day