By evening’s light

insect in flight

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.

William Wordsworth, ‘Ode: Intimations of Immortality’ (1807)

All of these images were taken in my garden yesterday evening.

bee taking off

bumble bee

10 thoughts on “By evening’s light

  1. Lovely shots and quote. I was interested in the Acanthus as I have a large one in the garden but it is largely ignored by the insects. Not everything works the same way in a different site, climate, country it seems.

    • Thank you. Funnily enough, that is the only occasion that I have seen bees, or anything else for that matter, visiting the acanthus. And I haven’t seen anything happening there since either. There must have been some magic convergence of heat, time of day, light, blooming, etc, etc.

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