Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lavender Dreams and Bumblebees...

Lavender and bumblebees - what else... Bumblebees are my favourite insects. I love that buzzing and humming - I could stand forever in a lavender field or under the cherry trees oin spring. That sound is so promising...

"Lavandula angustifolia" (Lamiaceae)
lavender, Lavendel

9 comments:

Himoacs Yanjiaren said...

I was introduced to your blog by searhc for more..
It is absolutley stunning. I will be back.

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi himoacs yanjiaren - thank you very much for this nice compliment.

Janet Campbell said...

I love Bees! Beautiful photos!

Kim said...

beautiful Petra !!!
I love lavendar....the perfume is divine....
have a lovely weekend :)

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Kim - did you know that lavender is the best perfume to protect your house against cockroaches?

Kim said...

no Petra I didn't...
I used to have a garden full of lavendar...
thanks for the tip ...

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Kim - lavendar is really not only perfect for your cabinets in order to protect your clothing against moths (I collect the lavender blooms in old socks which I tie up - these stay fresh (the socks as well) for several years - you just need to press them in your hand from time to time).
And if you have a problem with cockroaches in the kitchen you can use cotton pads, put some drops of lavendar oil (concentrated) on the pads and distribute them simply everywhere under the kitchensink, behind the cabinets, everywhere where you have little open spaces between the furniture and the wall.
Your kitchen will STINK with lavender for a few days but your cockroaches will puke and leave your home - they cannot stand the strong smell!!!You don't need any poison to get rid of them completely!

Greetings, Petra

Azure Islands Designs said...

Wonderful photos...your subject choices are perfect!!! Love the intensity of the colors...

Cheers

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi again Heather - thank you for your kind words.I think regarding blooms and blossoms on our planet it is not difficult to choose the righ subjects. Everything blooming is somehow beautiful...