Picking Favourites. A Lens Artist Challenge.

Over at Travel With Me, the topic is Picking Favourites. To pick three fav. photographs is a daunting task, though after some rifling through my files I managed. Naturally, such choices are entirely subjective and thank goodness the word ‘best’ is not included in the challenge. This is a shot of my father taken sometime … More Picking Favourites. A Lens Artist Challenge.

Incy Wincy

My favourite Arsenal supporter, the taciturn Prof. T, posted a picture of what looked like a species of crab spider. However, even with the best eyes in the world positive ID is proving well nigh impossible, even with the help of Google. It also meant trawling my spider files to find a match up. During … More Incy Wincy

Bits ‘n bobs

Max is our last surviving hen. She doesn’t lay eggs any more and now roams the garden as and how she pleases. Here Benji keeps a watchful eye. Another large home-grown tomato. I over seeded (if that’s really possible) and we continue to have a bumper crop. Our autumn is on its way so that … More Bits ‘n bobs

Bits ‘n Bobs

Attractive Crab Spider discovered this morning on a Cosmos. Cat Nip Number7 dozing on the kitchen wall. Pumpkins drying in the shed. Growing Oyster Mushrooms in buckets. Harvested these for breakfast yesterday. Very tasty. Garden Commodore. Looking a bit worse for wear in her Summer Garb. End of the season so most of her colour … More Bits ‘n Bobs

Bits n’ Bobs

Male African Migrant on Pineapple Sage   Rescued and relocated young River Frog. We’ve had a few serious downpours these past few days. This one which included hail brimmed the pond in an hour! Pansy. Not much detail as I was obliged to use a telephoto from almost across the garden. First Homegrown Pepper this … More Bits n’ Bobs

Bits n’ Bobs

Monarch on Pumpkin Leaf. Robber Fly alights on the stoep table. Gemsquash. Homegrown. Weighed in at a whopping 683g! Frozen cake on a hot summer day! Another Ems beauty  Mantis On Lily. A selection of some of the veggies and fruit harvested from the garden this month. This particular pumpkin is called a Marina di … More Bits n’ Bobs

I’m Still here …. if not all there, apparently!

Let’s begin with one for Nan! Bless her cotton socks. Hope you all remembered her birthday? 🙂 Pink Crab Spider on Cosmos. The spiders ‘stitch’ two petals  together as a prelude to making a nest, and it makes excellent cover when an unsuspecting bee or fly happens along. Citrus Swallowtail caught on the Wing. Robber … More I’m Still here …. if not all there, apparently!

2021 photos

Looking at Nan’s New Years Eve post of the 50 best photos of 2021 I thought I’d  do a small gallery on my own personal favs from the previous year. None are a patch on what’s on the 50 best on Nan’s blog, but these are a few I liked and a reminder of the … More 2021 photos