Spring and summer 2014

A photographic record of seasonal changes in your area.
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Re: Spring and summer 2014

Post by Bea » May 18th, 2014, 9:20 pm

Airras, I first thought they were dogs :laugh:

My parents have a little glass house for plants in their garden - and wasps are living in it, they love the blossoms of the chive

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Post by Bea » May 18th, 2014, 9:21 pm

They have built their breeding homes on flowerpots

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Post by Bea » May 18th, 2014, 9:24 pm

In the garden ...

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Short before opening
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This rose has not such a "spectacular" blossom - but she smells wonderful!
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Post by Bea » May 18th, 2014, 9:27 pm

Harmonia axyridis - Asian Lady Beetle ... it has more spots than the common one.
It is in a Rhubarb blossom

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Post by Bea » May 18th, 2014, 9:29 pm

"I shall WHAT ??? Come down from the roof?"
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"Are you crazy??? Your DOG is around here!!!"
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Post by airras » May 20th, 2014, 9:12 pm

have opened this morning, I think they are white lilies :blush:
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this is inside, but not as it is called :blush:
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Post by spatz » May 24th, 2014, 12:47 pm

:hi:
what am I to think? titmouses the flute on the ground and the cat on the tree. beautiful pictures and bea airras. the wasp on the image, to me are better than real

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I like these flowers.

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Post by airras » May 25th, 2014, 1:53 pm

:whistling:
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Post by Lussi05 » May 26th, 2014, 10:12 pm

Lovely pictures of flowers, plants, cats and Lady Beetle :wave:

Finally my lilac is in bloom, a looong time after yours..
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And the Lily Of The Valley..
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And some old flowers who has been here before our time. Don't know their name, maybe some of you do?
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Post by Lussi05 » May 26th, 2014, 10:20 pm

Summer has arraived, it's really hot..in my norwegian eyes (25 C in the shade) :rolleyes: My cat Lussi is not comfortable in the heat, her life begins in the evening..
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A Bumblebee on a wild flower..
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Post by Felis silvestris » May 27th, 2014, 8:08 am

Lussi05 wrote: And some old flowers who has been here before our time. Don't know their name, maybe some of you do?
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As an exception I quote the picture here. I think it is an aquilegia, we've had such flowers in my parent's garden too - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquilegia and a German page which has almost the same picture as you have, Lussi http://www.natur-lexikon.com/Texte/MZ/0 ... kelei.html! They are pretty!
(http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akeleieslekta - in Norwegian)
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Post by Lussi05 » May 27th, 2014, 7:03 pm

Akeleie :thumbs:
I´m not good with names on flowers, so I didn´t know where to begin to look - Thank you, Felis :2thumbsup:
I think I have to buy a book about plants and flowers :nod:

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Post by Felis silvestris » May 27th, 2014, 8:26 pm

You are welcome Lussi! And thanks for the nice photos! :laugh:

Also to everyone else! :loveshower:
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Post by alice44 » May 28th, 2014, 4:20 am

From the english wikipedia page -- The genus name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), because the shape of the flower petals, which are said to resemble an eagle's claw. The common name "columbine" comes from the Latin for "dove", due to the resemblance of the inverted flower to five doves clustered together.

Both eagle and dove -- rather lovely (and I really like the flower).

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Post by Lussi05 » May 28th, 2014, 6:52 am

alice44 wrote: Both eagle and dove -- rather lovely (and I really like the flower).
Yes, it really is lovely Alice, named after bothe eagle and dove...
I like them too, and I also have them in white, but they arrive a little bit later. They grow "wild" because they are from "the old times", so they were here when we moved here. My husbands grandparentes lived here before us.

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Post by airras » June 1st, 2014, 9:50 am

:hi:
not exactly coming out of here, but it seems to point :whistling:
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Post by spatz » June 12th, 2014, 12:28 am

:hi:
I saw the first fireflies today

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Post by alice44 » June 12th, 2014, 10:12 am

I did not know you have fireflies.
They are no fireflies anywhere near me. I think of them where it is hot and muggy. I think I saw them once when I was in Indiana.

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Post by spatz » June 12th, 2014, 1:40 pm

:hi: Alice


unfortunately there is this year only a few fireflies. or it is not yet the right time for it. I will continue to monitor.

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Post by airras » June 12th, 2014, 8:08 pm

good afternoon everyone. :hi:
wheat is now ready to be harvested :shake:
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