On the way home from the Drs yesterday, I spotted some Passion flowers - i find them both fascinating and repellant - they look alien or triffid-like to me. Obviously bees like them since while i was standing there and starting up the camera, the single honey bee was joined by two others.
I always expect these flowers to shut on their prey like venus flytraps but they don't - unless they are sneaky and only trap things when humans aren't around to watch.
passion flower 2 bees
Passion flower 3 bees
To add to yesterday's floral theme, I won a bouquet of flowers at the weekend - or rather i won a gift voucher for one so i picked it up yesterday - quite a pretty arrangement but no scent at all.
I know people have problems with scented flowers due to allergies but i have to say that personally i prefer flowers to smell since i rarely buy cut flowers to its a visiual and preferably olofactory treat for me when to do have them.
They cheer up the table anyway and it makes a change to win something nice.