Home flowers Bees & A Butterfly


How beautiful has it been today, just look at that sky!!


I really love these daffodils that have bloomed this week, the centre is such a pretty colour.


My flowering currant is now in bloom too.


It’s not just me enjoying the sunshine and flowers though, there are all sorts of bees and buzzy things out there today!


Bees are so difficult to photograph, it’s not hard to work out why they are called busy bees! Yesterday I signed a petition to ban the pesticides that are killing our bees. We need to help to protect these little creatures!

I haven’t actually seen any butterflies yet in the garden but this little one has appeared at Green Rabbit HQ.

Vanessa Collage

When I finished this little lady, I wanted to give her a name associated with butterflies as she has butterflies on her skirt and her bow and her cardigan is fastened with one too. After a little bit of research I found out that Vanessa is the genus of butterfly that the beautiful Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) and Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies belong to, so Vanessa it was!

Hope the sun has been shining on you today too!

Happy Tuesday! 🙂

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Gill April 30, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Gorgeous flower photos Vivienne – i love the delicate peachy colour of the daffodil, so pretty! Your garden must look lovely!
Vanessa is very sweet, well done you on all the research to find the perfect name!
Wish the weather would warm up to go with the blue sky and sunshine – it’s been pretty chilly here despite the spring sunshine.
Have a great week!
Gill xx

Mia April 30, 2013 - 6:02 pm

Hello dear Vivienne,

I love your pictures, they looks so summer-y to me! It’s been sunny and pretty here too, but no t that green yet. And Vanessa…<oh my how sweet she is! Dressed in my colors 😉 and all those pretty butterfly accessories…Perfect!
t's a May Eve here, so I am off to celebrate – wishing you lovely and sunny May days!


Margaret April 30, 2013 - 6:06 pm

I always get really happy for you when the sun is out as I know how much you love pottering in your garden.
Your pictures are really beautiful Vivienne especially the one with the blossom against the blue sky.
I hardly have to tell you how much Bunny love I feel for your new little lady.
Love her gorgeous little outfit and matching ribbon bow.
Definitely my new favourite 🙂

Judi Wright April 30, 2013 - 8:06 pm

Your blogs are always so happy & sunshiney! I love your bunnies–how do I buy one?

Jessie's Needle April 30, 2013 - 9:09 pm

Great photos. You really have a good eye for presentation.

Jane April 30, 2013 - 9:40 pm

Beautiful photos of your beautiful flowers Vivienne, hasn’t the weather been great….lots of sunshine here again too. Vanessa is another cutie….what a sweet little button she has on her cardi. Happy nearly May my friend, Jane x

beadlework April 30, 2013 - 11:29 pm

Very appropriate choice of name for another lovely bunny. Your flower photos are a delight.

Amanda May 1, 2013 - 12:20 am

I’m right there with you on protecting the bees! Vanessa – what a lovely name for her ♥

ali May 1, 2013 - 4:14 am

Lovely flower photos….you must have a beautiful garden
Vanessa is very pretty and a beautiful butterfly button – a perfect choice as usual. Nice sunny day here in Belfast as well…..lifts the spirits, Ali

Anne May 1, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Happy May Day—Vanessa and Vivienne!! She’s perfect for May; lovely fabric and yarn. Wonderful flower pics, esp. the currant flowers.

See you in blogland,
Anne D.T. x
PlumCreek22 Studio

Jill May 1, 2013 - 1:33 pm

What pretty blossoms, Vivienne. And, look at the beautiful blue sky. A big hello to Vanessa, she looks lovely in her super cute butterfly dress. I’ve been pottering in my front garden today, trying to get rid of all the weeds – hopefully the sun will stay out and I’ll actually be able to plant something in the newly dug bed.
Jill xx

Helen Philipps May 1, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Your flower photographs are more and more beautiful, Vivienne! These made my heart skip a beat! I so love blossom against a blue sky especially! And how cute is Vanessa??
Wishing you a wonderful May!
Helen x

knitsofacto May 1, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Such glorious floral wonders and the only word I can think of to describe your images is joyous. Helen’s right … real heart beat skippy stuff 😀

Patty May 1, 2013 - 9:36 pm

Hi Vivienne, lovely bunnies in the last 2 posts. What a nice week it’s turning into, I’m in love with your daffodil picture, so dreamy and creamy like peach icecream! I saw my first butterfly today, only a cabbage white.
Have a good weekend x

Jill May 2, 2013 - 12:27 am

Gorgeous flower photos – and Vanessa is a very cute little bunny! – lovely name.

Sharon young May 2, 2013 - 6:38 am

Wonderful spring photos, and Vanessa is the perfect bunny to compliment the season.

jooles May 2, 2013 - 8:52 am

Vanessa the bunny is gorgeous and so is your garden!
love jooles xxx

OnePerfectDay May 2, 2013 - 1:34 pm

So pretty!

Gina May 2, 2013 - 3:23 pm

That daffoldil is so pretty… as is Vanessa!

Susan May 2, 2013 - 11:08 pm

Beautiful photographs of your garden Vivienne…We have to protect our bees too, don’t we? Hubby and me spent about half an hour yesterday trying to get one back out into the garden with a small fishing net and managed eventually!…Vanessa is beautiful!
Happy Thursday,
Susan x

Karen May 3, 2013 - 8:03 am

You did capture the blossoms and busy bees very beautifully, Vivienne! Lovely! Have a fantastic weekend 🙂 xo Karen

sue May 7, 2013 - 8:39 pm

Blossom is beautiful x

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