A quick dash …

… of colour.

Zebra Blue


Common Diadem

Broad Bordered Yellow

Crimson Speckled Footman.


Mocker Bronze

California Poppy

Black Striped Hairtail

Air Plant

Meadow White.



20 thoughts on “A quick dash …

  1. Hello Ark. At the risk of being redundant, this post is colorful. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ Your whole place must be filled with flowers and trees at this point.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜» Be well. Hugs

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  2. Lovely to see the great variety of butterflies, things must be picking up for you. I can report I saw my first flutterby of the year yesterday, a male Brimstone bombed through the garden a couple of times, no chance of any piccies though.

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  3. And this is all from YOUR camera and your home, right? 😡 Or a mix? Either way Ark, I am astonished by your nature photography and your lovely, warm domicile I’ve seen previously. You are one VERY fortunate man. Gosh, and I can imagine all the different fragrances that must float around… most of the year? My goodness!

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    1. … all the different fragrances that must float around — Definitely not a place for someone who suffers from allergies! πŸ™„ But for the rest of us … YES!

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    2. Thank you, prof.
      Yes, my camera and our garden.
      Many of the flowers and shrubs were already established when we bought the property but we have added to and broadened the number of plant species, trying to get as much indigenous plants as I can muster – thus, one hopes, increasing its friendliness toward all the local fauna that visit.
      Based on the number of species – insects and birds – I’d say it’s working out pretty good so far.

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      1. Based on the number of species – insects and birds – I’d say it’s working out pretty good so far.

        Hahahahaha! πŸ˜† Umm, YEAH! After all the pics you’ve shown of the place, are you FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME!? Ahh, that typical British humor of understatement, exaggerated understatement! Love it! πŸ˜‰


        1. *Smile*
          Well, since I began a photographic record about three years ago these are some of the numbers … so far.
          Birds – 50 species ( I include three species that were fly overs)
          Butterflies – 48 species
          Moths – 9 identified species ( plus 6 unknown species)
          Bees -9 species – 8 known
          Spiders -21 identified including several species of crab spider.
          I won’t bore you with the rest!
          but the list includes at least 8 species of fly four hoverfly, dragonflies, wasps, a couple of scorpions and one species of snake.
          And we once had a night time visit from a Genet. Now that was a special treat.

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          1. Oh WOW! A Genet!? Dude! That is like a mammalian cat with a gorgeous coat and beautiful ringed tail that dates back as much as 4.5 – 8.5-million years in Africa! Amazing! You LITERALLY have a wildlife nature preserve Ark. You should soon become a full-on licensed Zoologist! Watch out everyone… here comes the next Steve Irwin. Crikey! 😜

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          2. What is even more amazing is I am damn sure there are a few I have missed – I have caught glimpses, a flash of unfamiliar colour – on a few occasions.
            There is one species of Swallowtail in particular I have seen every year but never managed to get a shot that would identify it.

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