Quelle Surprise!

I have made mention a couple of times that once I acquired a digital camera I embarked on a quest ( cue music) to photo catalog all the flora and especially the fauna that  resides in and/or visits our garden. In the beginning it was fairly easy, and the files quickly filled with all sorts … More Quelle Surprise!

It Fluttered By

Female Diadem Male Diadem Ark. Photographed this afternoon   Common Diadem Alternate common name: Diadem Afrikaans common names: Blouglans (male), Na-aper (female) Wingspan: ♂ 60–65 mm ♀ 70–80 mm Notes: Male is a strong fl ier and is territorial on hilltops and in forest clearings. Sexes dimorphic, distinctive. Polymorphic females are mimics of all forms … More It Fluttered By

A quick dash …

… of colour. Zebra Blue Gazanias Common Diadem Broad Bordered Yellow Crimson Speckled Footman. Strelizia Mocker Bronze California Poppy Black Striped Hairtail Air Plant Meadow White. Ark  

It Fluttered by

  Citrus Swallowtail. I spotted it through the shed door (yesterday) and managed a single shot before it was over the back wall and gone! And I noticed this on  a fresh leaf of the Lemon Tree by the pond this morning –  first laval stage of the Swallowtail. It looks like bird  poop for … More It Fluttered by