Thursday, 21 April 2011

Flower wower!!

 Usually as soon as my Tree Paeony comes into bloom, it gets spoilt by wind or rain.  This year looks like I could have the blooms for longer than 1 day!!
 The flower bloom is almost the size of a dinner plate.
While hubby was up in the loft this evening, he found this.  A quick search on Google revealed that it is a Hornet nest.  A marvellous feat of engineering.  I shall be taking it to work with me next week to show my children as we are doing about bugs this forthcoming term.


dianehobbit said...

Be careful invade you ave a live hornets nest somewhere else In the loft.

dianehobbit said...

Incase not invade and have not ave. I need to proof read more!


Such a beautiful peony Sharne. How lovely to have it for longer than usual. Mine arn't flowering yet

The hornet's nest is a real find. I'm not sure I have ever seen one before. How large is it?

Iz said...

Hope it's an empty one! We have a lot of bees about at the moment...don't really want to investigate in our loft!


Such a lovely shot of the flower and such wonderful detail.

I stepped in a hornet's nest one time while berry picking. I was about 8 or 9 years old at the time and was wearing a swim suit since it was at the lake. My skin was quite exposed and I was stung over 50 times and oh man did that hurt! I remember sitting in the lake trying to keep them cool. I itched like crazy. You wouldn't want to tangle with them!

Myfanwy said...

Lovely peony, the weather has been good to them this year.