This is a Cape Lappet Moth caterpiller, found yesterday on one of the wild plum trees.
Aeonian (Swartkop or Black Rose) still in bloom by the pond. When the flowers fall the plant will die, apparently.
Red Onions drying in the shed. These grew from a root cutting. Not very big but healthy. There are more seedlings on the way.
Wednesday is Gardening Day at our spot. Gives me an excuse to get out and muck in with Lucky, our gardener. He once told me he was named Lucky because he was born on the 25th December. A Christmas present to remember!
An Angel in a cloud. I wonder if this will be declared a miracle?
This is not , in truth a good shot at all, but my Canon is on the blink and the other camera has no macro facility. My excuse and I’m sticking with it. I was trying to photograph the Hoverfly but it kept darting from one daisy to another. Then it made one ‘jump’ too many and the Crab Spider had it in an instant, moving so fast it took a moment for me to realise the reason it was so still was because it had been caught – Even I had not seen the crab spider. The garden can be lethal for some.
This onion was also grown from a cutting from a shop-bought white onion. I’ll collect the seed and next season, if I’m fortunate, we may have a decent crop.
King Chickens after digging in my potato patch. I was not a happy chap!
Female Fiscal Flycatcher
Peas and …
… Carrots, naturally! Forest Gump anyone?
By any other name.
Number 7 taking a nap among the veg.
Pink & Blue.