The Lavender plants lining the path to our front door are not quite as lavender blue as I thought they would be. I’d say they were more of a pale lilac colour. I’m not complaining, it’s just an observation. The scent is quite amazing as the plants release their fragrance in the heat of the day and that more than makes up for the lack of bright colour.
There’s no doubt that they are beautiful with the sun shining through them anyway. They have been flowering all summer and now there are only a few tiny lilac flowers left on each stalk. Each plant is still covered with insects as long for as the sun shines every day. Bees and Butterflies don’t care what colour the flowers are. They enjoy sipping the nectar from the base of each tiny flower. What’s left of the flowers is turning a beautiful silvery grey colour. They seem to shimmer in the sun light.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”
I’m not sure that this is as monochromatic as it could be… but it’s a departure from my usual full colour photos!
Have a great weekend everyone.
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I rather like it. Did you inherit it or do you know which variety it is?
We replace our lavender hedge every four years or so. It doesn’t last long here in the North West. I bought tiny plants labelled ‘Hidcote’ which is deep blue. This one is pale and has much longer stems. So I have actually no idea what it is Jessica! It will stay until it starts to give up on us.
Beautiful photos–so nice to see bees at work.
Thanks Tina. Yes that’s true. We have a lot of bees this year. Lets hope they are bouncing back now.
Lovely photos. I love all sorts of lavender.
Thanks very much.
I love that ghostly pale grey colour! What a refreshing change from deep blue Hidcote (that I use). Great photos too, quite dreamy.
Thanks Kate. Pale Lavender is a happy accident. I’m already growing more deep blue replacements.
Beautiful insect images, and how I love lavender.
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