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This is the photo I tried and failed to capture yesterday, of a tiny Andrena fulva queen feeding from a gooseberry flower. As you can see it’s a much more sensible proposition for her than for the huge Bombus hypnorum I saw attempting the same feat last week. Please do look full-screen, if you have the time.

Apart from this I didn’t have the best session with the camera – but overall it was a nice day, with Mother’s Day marked by a lunch time delivery of some very pretty spring flowers from the Offspring, and a lovely meal cooked by R. I also did some gardening – but the less said about the state of the pear tree bed, the better.

I’m still running behind myself, and seemingly running to stand still – a slightly disorienting combination. I will catch up.

I will catch up.

I will….