Broom Salesman. These chaps walk the suburbs selling their wares. They usually alert residents of their presence by loud whistles. We are regular customers! Magic Cake. Out and About. A few random photos during a drive to the suburb of Melville for stock. Bridge graffiti passing through the suburb of Parktown. ”Men at Work?’ … More Bits n’ Bobs
Another Shrew I managed to rescue from the attentions of the cats. For some reason these little things have been popping up for the first time since we have lived here. Odd. Bucket of Spuds … Probably one of the final mini-harvests of the season. Autumn is upon us and frost will be here in … More Bits ‘n Bobs
New Species! First time we’ve ever encountered one of these cute little things. Pygmy Shrew rescued and relocated. The Crab Spiders have been few and far between this past year. In fact, all arachnids have been ‘thin on the ground’ . Finishing Touches …. All Done. Yes, it really is a cake! Physalis peruviana The … More Bits n’ Bobs
Been a while since I posted. Here’s a bit of a pictorial catch up. Been raining Cats n’ Dogs … well cats at any rate. Here is the evidence. Dora takes cover. A spot of lunch? Fuschia Out and about … This made me smile, Look at the yellow sign. Feet and inches in this … More Bits n’ Bobs
Wake up! Feeding time. Yum! Guzzle, guzzle, slurp! Eyes still tightly closed but ears forming and her little feet have nails! She is taking between 1 to 2 mls of milk per session. Lunch over, all washed and clean so it’s back to snoozing! Ark.
Adult River Frog, contemplating freedom? Rescued from the attentions of one of the cats this afternoon, and none the worse for wear. After checking for any injuries it was placed by the edge of the pond and under the watchful eye of Ems and I after a few moments it hopped and went ‘plop’ into … More ”Nee deep!”
Max is our last surviving hen. She doesn’t lay eggs any more and now roams the garden as and how she pleases. Here Benji keeps a watchful eye. Another large home-grown tomato. I over seeded (if that’s really possible) and we continue to have a bumper crop. Our autumn is on its way so that … More Bits ‘n bobs
Attractive Crab Spider discovered this morning on a Cosmos. Cat Nip Number7 dozing on the kitchen wall. Pumpkins drying in the shed. Growing Oyster Mushrooms in buckets. Harvested these for breakfast yesterday. Very tasty. Garden Commodore. Looking a bit worse for wear in her Summer Garb. End of the season so most of her colour … More Bits ‘n Bobs
Male African Migrant on Pineapple Sage Rescued and relocated young River Frog. We’ve had a few serious downpours these past few days. This one which included hail brimmed the pond in an hour! Pansy. Not much detail as I was obliged to use a telephoto from almost across the garden. First Homegrown Pepper this … More Bits n’ Bobs
Monarch on Pumpkin Leaf. Robber Fly alights on the stoep table. Gemsquash. Homegrown. Weighed in at a whopping 683g! Frozen cake on a hot summer day! Another Ems beauty Mantis On Lily. A selection of some of the veggies and fruit harvested from the garden this month. This particular pumpkin is called a Marina di … More Bits n’ Bobs
Let’s begin with one for Nan! Bless her cotton socks. Hope you all remembered her birthday? 🙂 Pink Crab Spider on Cosmos. The spiders ‘stitch’ two petals together as a prelude to making a nest, and it makes excellent cover when an unsuspecting bee or fly happens along. Citrus Swallowtail caught on the Wing. Robber … More I’m Still here …. if not all there, apparently!
Bee Fly ( Bombyliidae) Common Red Back Crab Spider. (Misumenops rubrodecoratus) So common in fact this is only the second time I have seen one in the five years I have been photo-cataloguing the fauna at our spot! Patterned Brown Crab Spider. Never seen this variation so it was a treat to get even one … More Hanging About The Lavender