For some reason it seemed that the road verges of the Cotswolds were extra floriferous this year. I had to stop on my way home from work at The Cotswold Wildlife Park one evening to take photos of thistles; there was a party going on in each one.
A glorious, still day in June - just right for damselflies laying their eggs in the pond. I was a volunteer at Hidcote while studying horticulture, years ago, and have enjoyed watching the garden come to life again after a major injection of funds and work.
Harriet Rycroft on
Ichneumon wasp on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'. V stately flier.