Clivias Thyreus getting a nosefull. ”All in all it’s just a …nother cat on the wall” With apologies to Pink Floyd Jacaranda in full bloom A few chilli seedlings California Poppies. Across the Valley – The Observatory -Yesterday. Roberto Capucci – gorgeous fragrance Mocker Bronze on Lavender ”Things are just going to pot around here.” … More Leading you up the garden path
Just prior to transplanting a couple of roses this morning, Benji does a quick site inspection. Ark
Plain-Pygmy Thicktail Scorpion – Mildly Venomous. Painful Sting but not of medical attention. One of the cats was showing it some attention this afternoon. Initially we thought the cat was playing with a lizard – until we shooed her away! Ark
Kirby’s Dropwing First of the season! 14/4/19 Ark
Amegilla bee at poppy Fledgling Black Collared Barbet looking down its beak at me! Citrus Swallowtail on Geranium. Bottle Brush Red For Danger! Brown Button Spider. Wild Strawberry Bird in Blue Homegrown – when you’re hot, you’re hot.
Thyreus Bee When these solitary bees want to take a break for a few minutes they latch on to a plant of their choice using their mouth parts and doze off. They remain in this horizontal position until they are ready to buzz off again. Ark
If one swallow does not a summer make … How about two? With apologies to Aristotle. Barn Swallows photographed this afternoon. Ark.
Swimming in the pond! Ark
African Hoopoe Alerted by the distinctive ‘whoop whoop’ call I grabbed the camera from my desk and walked smartly to the Wattle tree in the back garden where this gorgeous visitor had popped by for a few moments. Ark
Juvenile (non breeding) Cape Weaver on Lavender. Amethyst Sunbird (female) in coral tree Streaky Headed Seedeater. September ’19 Ark.
Black Collared Barbet. 15/9/19 14:25 An infrequent but always welcome visitor to the Ark’s spot. It is found in throughout Sub Saharan Africa.
Kammy Through Lavender. Bronze Mannikins Lemon Tree Seedlings Mikey and Millie. ”Snuggling” Bobbi and Virgil Bougainvillea Benji keeping a wary eye on Val Bobbi, Cindy keeping a few clients occupied while their cakes are being iced.