Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sanctuary


After the blog post about pollinators yesterday I saw this wasp on the Helianthus this afternoon after I got up late. He was covered in pollen on his legs and thorax. He walked around the flower as i tried to get a good photo.
I love the fiery colours of the Helianthus flower. There are masses more buds too that have not opened yet.
Hopefully these will continue to attract flying insects into my garden.
I love these wildlife encounters, fifteen foot from my back door.Its lovely when gardens can become wildlife sanctuarys, so all forms of life can meet in the neutral garden.

2 comments:

Karen said...

I love this photo. Something about the way you didn't try to capture the whole flower. Oh and the bright colours are superb.

snappy said...

Thanks Karen,I was pleased with how the photo worked.I took two one with the whole flower and one with just half of it.
I went for the half flower..