Thursday, April 13, 2017

13/04/2017 Around the garden and a snake comes to visit.

Maximum temperature 19C, minimum 4C. 10 kmh NE wind.  Dry
Posing on our veranda, Aesculapian Snake (Zamenis, (Elaphe), longissima)...

as above.

Apple blossom...

as above with a Crane fly.

Bee in the Rosemary...

as above.

 A lizard waving to me :-)

Sage in bud with a wasp.

The flowers of the Rocket plant (arugula)

Quince blossom.

Broad beans,

Just for the record!  Trying to prevent the weeds coming through from next door, and a new small veggie garden going in front of the young laurel hedge.

16 comments:

  1. Your photos remind me of another friend; so beautiful they could be paintings. I need to do some weeding here also. :)

    xoxo

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    1. Weeding is an ever ending battle. Thanks for the kind comment. Get well soon and have a good weekend Diane

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  2. Great images, Diane, from your garden - which seems to be flourishing beautifully! I love your snake!

    With my best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Ha ha the snake brought you out of hiding, delighted to see you here. Have a good Easter Diane

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  3. That snake was out sunning and catching some rays! Crane bug, we always called them gallon nippers cause I had no clue of the names! Great pics as always. What type of camera and lens are you using. I am a Nikon user. Love my cameras. Thank you for always sharing such cool shots.

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    1. Hi Pam look under the heading at the top on the green line and you can see what I use. Mostly though it is the Nikon. It was good to see the snake, not something that I see often. Have a great weekend Diane

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  4. Gorgeous photo, Diane, and it does look like the lizard was waving to you! Lovely to see the bee, too! Beautiful series, thank you so much for sharing. Happy Easter.

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    1. I hope you have a good Easter Linda, that lizard really did look like he was waving to me LOL. Keep well and warm. Diane

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  5. Marvelous photos Diane, great macro shots, beautiful flowers, cute little lizard, insects and that snake is amazing.

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    1. Thanks Denise, the snake was lucky, I was upstairs when my husband called me and it waited for me to get the camera as well :-) Have a great Easter. Diane

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  6. Some years ago we naturalized our back and front, and the back especially has now become a real oasis for wildlife. We always lament the fact that we don't have a snake, so I envy you yours!

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    1. David they are not that common (to see), I have only seen 3 in the last 12 years but I am happy they are around keeping down the population of rats and mice. Maybe you will get one in your garden soon :-) Cheers Diane

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  7. Sweet little snake. As always, I love your macros with the flowers and insects.

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    1. Gaelyn they grow up to about 5 foot long, I guess this one was at least 4 foot. Looks like winter has returned for the next week or so and the insects and reptiles will disappear for a bit once more :-(( Diane

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  8. Beautiful photos but the snake, wow....that one would really freak me out, in reality!!!

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    1. Luckily I am quite fond of snakes so no problem for me :-)) Harmless and more interested in keeping out of our way. Thanks for the comment Diane

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