Buddleia, ,no butterlies but plenty of bumble bees ! by beryl

Buddleia, ,no butterlies but plenty of bumble bees !

The buddleia have all of a sudden blossomed attracting the Bumble bees , insects but I have not seen any butterfly yet .
Been up since 4-oo am with a painful leg , hot and bothered !! -- I blame the physio yesterday !!
It is very close and muggy this morning -- but no sign of a thunderstorm yet . Pat is picking me up this morning , to take me shopping - I have phoned the stores to book the mobility scooter for my duration of shopping !
That's a beautiful capture Bery. This is a particularly pretty buddleia. More of our buddleias are flowering but still no butterflies. They seem to like the white ones the most and they're just coming out.

365 is a good think to do when you're up early because you can't sleep. I hope your day gets better. Physio is a mixed blessing. Perhaps you and Pat will have time for a nice coffee (or lunch?) while you're out.
July 7th, 2017  
A lovely image , hope your leg is more comfortable
July 7th, 2017  
how beautiful :)
July 7th, 2017  
Beautiful Beryl. Sorry to hear you are suffering in this heat. Hope shopping will take your mind off your leg.
July 7th, 2017  
Beautiful shot. Hope your pain eases soon.
July 7th, 2017  
I've not seen this flower before, it is beautiful. I'm so sorry your leg is hurting. I hope today is a better day.
July 7th, 2017  
Hope you are telling someone about your leg/knee! Don't suffer unnecessarily! You can brighten your day looking at these flowers!
July 7th, 2017  
Same here Beryl, no butterflies and plenty bees. Nice shot. Just booked a week at Pothmadog for August, taking our 7 year old grandson. I think the steam train is a must, fingers crossed for the weather.
July 7th, 2017  
Ours is not quite in flower yet, this is very pretty.
Hope your knee/leg settles soon, I found just after my knee replacements an ice pack worked wonders, it does take a while to settle, I empathise with you, humid weather is a killer for me, it's as bad as winter cold.
July 7th, 2017  
bep
A beautiful picture, Beryl. Did you enjoy your shopping? Best wishes.
July 7th, 2017  
Terrific close-up
July 7th, 2017  
@susiemc Thanks Sue , yes amazing how one can while away the hours on 365 when one can not sleep ! I love this buddleia it is grown from a cutting I purloined from the school garden as I used to do the flower arrangement for the entrance hall when I was teaching there !
July 7th, 2017  
@maggiemae Thanks Maggie , suffering with Polymyalgia Rheumatica doesn't help with the muscle pain but I have liquid morphine as well as my usual painkillers , and using ice packs help -- so really its just grin and bear it and try to keep up with the physio exercises ! The hot weather does not help as Margaret @craftymeg says -- thanks Margaret - nice of you to empathise with me - the trouble is this knee seems to give me more pain than when I had the other one done (or have I forgotten the pain !!)
July 7th, 2017  
@gamelee Lucky you , I hope the weather will be fine for you -- your grandson should enjoy the steam train trip . I am contemplating whether to have another week in Porthmadog myself towards the end of Aug. but must get this leg going and be able to driving again before I can book accommodation !
July 7th, 2017  
@gijsje Thanks Bep . Even mundane grocery shopping is a treat at the moment !! and being out with my good friend is a bonus ! So I did enjoyed being out shopping and a coffee with Pat !
July 7th, 2017  
A great capture of the Buddleia and the visitor.
Hope you shopping did go well and the pain has gone.
July 7th, 2017  
@pyrrhula Thanks Ferry it was nice to get out with my friend , even if it was only to shop !
July 7th, 2017  
Lovely bee capturel Beryl your buddleia looks behind mine as it is going over now I have had loads of butterflies and now the birds are eating the seeds.Sorry to hear you are in a lot of pain hope it improves for you
July 7th, 2017  
Great shot, colors
July 7th, 2017  
@wendyfrost Thanks Wendy - I do not think the heat helps with the pain ! and of course although the wound has healed well -- all the muscles and inner parts take their time to heal !
July 7th, 2017  
He is so fuzzy looking. Great capture.
July 7th, 2017  
Pretty shot. It looks like the bee really likes your flower. I hope you found a scooter so you could shop more comfortably.
July 8th, 2017  
fabulous;lous capture Beryl...Fav
July 8th, 2017  
Lovely shot
July 8th, 2017  
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