Slow and steady

Moving slowly through the UK countryside

Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly


Photo prompt – ‘Fresh’

Freshly-opened lavender flowers in the hot sun (29 C in the shade) were attracting butterflies today. I cut two bunches of lavender to hang up in the kitchen. They are slightly different shades of purple.

Green-veined White on lavender

Green-veined White on lavender

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown


Lavender bunches – the dark one is Munstead Dwarf (I think) and the paler one is a self-seeded one

Author: Hedwigia

Gardener, wildlife geek, and very slow runner.

4 thoughts on “Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly

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  2. I do love lavender and what beautiful shots you got of it and the butterfly.


  3. My lavender is not in bloom yet. But it should be fabulous this year. This heatwave totally suits it. Suits me too!

    Interesting about the self seeding lavender being paler. I was wondering why their shades differed.

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