Crested Barbet Tawny Flanked Prinia Speckled Mousebirds Cape White Eye. Glossy Starling. Ark Advertisements
Male Carpenter Bee – Xylocopa caffra 15/02/18 Ark
A brilliant talk from a highly intelligent, softly-spoken presenter. What can I say? Facts don’t lie. Dedicated to my special religious blog pals. Enjoy.
I posted this after the previous gun related massacre thing in the US. I am posting it again after the recent massacre of children in gun related violence, and I reckon I will keep posting it every time there is a mass shooting. I strongly suspect it won’t be too long before I post it … More For the Ye Haws – Gun Control
An afternoon of living dangerously. Ark.
The Southern Fiscal or Fiscal Shrike. At first I thought it was a Pied Flycatcher but when I pointed the camera in her direction I immediately noticed the hooked beak. Can you see it? Yes, a female. See the small patch of rufous ( reddish brown) on her lower flank in the first shot? Only … More Watch the birdy: Southern Fiscal
As the latest US school shooting massacre is splurged across the media, God has finally come forward and issued a statement to all those millions of Americans and Interested Others who have been on their knees beseeching him … sorry… Him with prayers. His official response: ”I was on the bog having a crap! It … More God says sorry to the USA.
Haven’t posted any cakes for a while so why not? For all those with a sweet tooth, or just an appreciation of confectionary art and design. http://emilyscakes.co.za/ Ark.
The as yet unnamed, and very shy new member of our family. Seen here trying to keep a low profile. Arrived yesterday. Sometimes I think I live in a damn zoo! Ark
Until recently ducks were unheard of at the Ark’s spot but since last week one particular bird has been turning up in the garden on a regular basis. At first,the somewhat squeaky call caused the dogs, and especially Bobbi a certain amount of apprehension, but Bobbi seems to have come to terms with it in … More Watch the Birdy: Duck’s at the Ark’s spot!
Needle Nose Fly (Philoliche aethiopica) This a pollinating fly with a long proboscis – hence the name. I cannot find any extensive info on it. Though from watching it on this patch of daisies for about 10 minutes I can state that it definitely has a preference for moving around the flower head in a … More Leading you up the garden path. Sorry to bug you …
Photographed this morning. Weaver. Ark.
Yes, it’s just more of the mundane. Mundane blue skies and fluffy clouds. An explosion of colour as mundane cosmos come out to play in the mundane warm sunshine. Mundane Valley View. Ark
Oi! You two! Let’s go for a wander around the garden Hover fly Eristalinus Taeniops Bananas will be ripening soon! Smells intoxicating. And perfect for this Carpenter Bee. Agapanthus and Geraniums border the mowed front lawn. Nothing like the fresh smell of cut grass on a warm summer’s afternoon. A bee collects pollun from a cosmos unperturbed … More Leading you up the garden path. Taking a five minute stroll.