At last managing to upload something after long pause.
In the intervening time my partner Susan has become a bee keeper. We’ve had the hive for a couple of weeks now and definitely adds something to the garden/allotment scene. They are busiest around 3 in the afternoon when the sun is full on the hive entrance. Gradually getting to better understand their anatomy by drawing.
On the allotment the borage plants are thriving on a sunny well drained bank. Succession of gentian blue, hanging flowers with dark violet snouted centres that the bees are busily probing.