I’m busy watching David Attenborough’s latest documentary series all about colour in the animal kingdom and I thought I would join in with a small selection from my own garden. You’ve probably seen many of these before so I hope you enjoy this sampling second time around.
Back Garden. Saturday 17/4/21 Ark.
”(And) my faith is based entirely on evidence. I’ve written three books of evidence – scientific, historical, logical, philsophical etc.” David Robertson – Evangelical Christian Pastor. Phil who?
”Me and my maker” Fondant covered vanilla chiffon. Robot, laptop and books in fondant. Designed and ‘built’ from scratch. Delivered this afternoon. Emilys Cakes
For me, one of the more difficult insects to photograph and I consider it a good day when I spot one and manage even a half decent shot. Ark.
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.