Hollyhock, Impressionist Flowers and Home Again

15 Jul

1   Taking J to Nursery this morning, we stopped for a while to watch this pollen-laden bee make his way to the Hollyhocks.

Coming in to land

Coming in to land

2   On Saltash Station, there is a small rowing boat planted up with flowers which is quite delightful but the trains we travel on hardly ever stop there. Here’s an impression of the flowers from the moving train.

Boat of flowers from moving train

Boat of flowers from moving train

3  Home again and the poppy has lost almost all its petals and there is now a richly textured seed head beginning to take shape.

Velvet seed head

Velvet seed head

We’ve been away for a few days. I will get to all your precious comments in the next day or two. Thank you all!


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9 responses to “Hollyhock, Impressionist Flowers and Home Again

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    July 21, 2013 at 3:36 am


    Your pages are a breeze to view, just beautiful.

  2. flowerpot

    July 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I know Saltash station well! xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 16, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      I love the boat with its seasonal plantings! 🙂

  3. Jim in IA

    July 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Mr. Bee is laden with pollen. I really like hollyhocks. I can’t get them to grow in my chosen spot. And the moving flowers sure do look like part of an impressionistic painting. Nice.

    Nature shows some astounding things when you look at her up close. Thanks for the peek.

  4. mixedupmeme

    July 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    We used to make little hollyhock dolls….but can’t remember how. 🙁

  5. artisticmilestone

    July 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Love the picture taken from the moving train, looks like an impressionist painting really 🙂 The last pic of the poppy looks like the mouth of an alien haha. Very nice!

  6. john zande

    July 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    That seed heads like something straight from the Little Shop of Horrors 🙂

  7. childtasticbooks

    July 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    What an amazing picture of the bee zooming up to the flower! Well done for getting that!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you. Sorry for the delay -found this in the spam, don’t know why! I was delighted with catching the bee! 🙂


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