Amegilla bee visits a Plectranthus plant by the pond. 12/4/21 And …. for your edification. Amegilla bees are a group of native bee species that do not produce honey but are important pollinators of crops and wild plants. Amegilla bees are not aggressive but can sting for defence. Plectranthus is the largest South African genus in the mint … More What’s the buzz?
Common Dotted Border (Female) Mylothris agathina Long Tailed Blue Lampides boeticus Photographed this afternoon as they visited the lavender at the front of the property.
I had wanted to allow this marrow the opportunity to grow even more but sadly I found that an insect had bored a small hole through to the flesh and didn’t want to run the risk of the marrow rotting. Still … 3.06 kgs – Not bad! Small River Frog discovered when I lifted the … More Bits n’ Bobs
”A cuddle is fine, Baxter … but no tongues!”
Weaver Nest of the Bagworm. The Wattle bagworm (Kotochalia junodi) is a caterpillar that lives out its life in a mobile casing covered with thorns and twigs. The insect begins spinning its cocoon during the larval stage. As the caterpillar grows, it extends the front end of the case by adding more material. Due … More Bits ‘n Bobs
First fruits. Chilies and one sweet pepper. From the garden yesterday.
Everywhere you look, it seems, someone is whining about cancel culture. Whatever happened to places like Speakers Corner in Hyde Park where you said pretty much what you wanted and the worst you might receive is being drowned out with boos? My first experience of cancel culture was at Reading Rock Festival in … well … More The hypocrisy of cancel culture
Ice bucket birthday cake Two-tier marble chiffon sponge with chocolate buttercream filling, covered in fondant and air-brushed in silver. The champagne bottle and roses are real. Went out this afternoon. Emily’s Cakes
Looking over the valley – 08:00 this morning. Bit of light work to start the day … Novel Post Box on Grace Rd recently had a new paint job. Autumn is on its way … Cindy and I approaching the guard house and boom on Ridge Rd. Also ….went shopping today – somewhat … More Walking the dog & Bits n’ Bobs
In Flight Taking delivery. Client picks up a cake. I told her every time I see a Jeep it reminds me of MacGyver. She replied: ”Me too, that’s why I bought it!” Chocolate drip cake with mousse filling. Hand-crafted flamingos and strawberry macarons. Red Hot Poker Unknown shrub. Any suggestions? Purple Pelargoniums
White-Bellied Sunbird on Coral Tree. Back garden. Photographed this afternoon. Ark.