Way up high in the acacia tree in the front garden
When it was mentioned to my son’s friend who’s a bit of an ornithologist-type person that we had seen and photographed a Greater Honeyguide, he was adamant we had misidentified the bird as they are not usually found in suburbia. Oh really? says I.
Not the best shots by a long chalk. However, we were thrilled nonetheless. This makes 55 species!
And another new species …
Don’t ask … I didn’t name it! But it’s a first for us at The Ark’s.
Looking down Steyn Street yesterday morning.
And more on the Great Sweet Potato Experiment…
Lots of roots, and several good size shoots.
So, I broke off two of the largest shoots and planted one directly into soil (left) and the other in water (right) to see which establishes decent roots quicker.
After a day or three we’ll check on both to see the ”winner” and then they will be planted out.
It probably won’t make any difference to the Sweet Potato but it’s a bit of fun to try something different.
And for Nan! ….
Having been (apparently) absent from the garden for a summer or two I must confess my heart skipped a beat when I noticed this little beauty on a cosmos two mornings ago.
She had already folded over one of the cosmos’ petals in order to build a nest, a sure sign motherhood is on the horizon. If you look very closely at her ‘middle’ you will see two little brown legs – a male, clinging on (for dear life I shouldn’t be surprised!)
Yes, I know. I’m puddled in the head!
First time I have ever attempted to grow this herb.
So now I’m a Rocket Man! Eat your heart out, Sir Elton.
Plain and Simple … almost. Decorated in hand made flowers.
No explanation needed for the next two photos.
No football this weekend. What will I do?
Enjoy the weekend.