Taken in our garden during an almost 'sunny' moment.
The sweet fragrance in the evening can be intoxicatingly heady.
I love the delicate intricacy of the honeysuckle, you see the different stages( except the very last one, the forming of bright red berries) and all the colours in just one bloom.
FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On proper Black Honeysuckles (Lonicera, Caprifolium Mill.) are arching shrubs or twining vine climbers, native to the Northern Hemisphere.
Many of the species have sweetly-scented, bell-shaped flowers that produce a sweet, edible nectar. Breaking of the honeysuckle's stem will release this powerful sweet odor. The fruit is a red, blue or black berry containing several seeds; in most species the berries are mildly poisonous, but a few (notably Lonicera caerulea) have edible berries.
*Flowers attract bumblebees, butterflies and moths to drink nectar.
*Bullfinches, warblers and thrushes eat the berries.
The name Lonicera stems from Adam Lonicer, a Renaissance botanist.