Wednesday, May 31, 2017

31/05/2017 Where did May go to????

Maximum temperature 22C, minimum 13C.  18 km/h NE wind.  Just had a shower as I type this and more promised over the next few days.
Drone-fly (Eristalis tenax)

Meadow brown (Maniola jurtina)

As above.

Day Lily.

Climbing rose.

Chafer possibly Cetonia cuprea

Hoverfly (Syrphidae family)

as above.

Chafer (Oxythyrea funesta)

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

as above.

 Bee Beetle (Trichius family)

Banded snails.

6 jars of Cherries in Maraschino and 4 jars of jam.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos...

    Love bees and butterflies. Do not like bugs.

    Gentle hugs...

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    1. Ha ha Luna if you do not like bugs here you have a problem as we have many, I do not like spiders though. Thanks for the comment, take care Diane

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  2. Always such lovely pics. Banded snails, how awesome, they looked like shells when I first looked. Did you do the canning? My sis in law did some strawberry jam the other day and I actually turned down a jar of it. I never do that but being I am still not taking a lot of sugar since my surgery 3 months ago I did not want to have it on hand....I have NO WILL POWER!!! haha....To clear something up, I don't have the hair loss from the vits its because of the protein. I am lacking on getting in a enough of that each day so I am working on watching that now. Thanks for always stopping by my blog. I enjoy you!

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    1. Ok I now understand the protein side.
      Yes, I am busy canning now until the end of October. Cherries, then plums, lots of vegetables, followed by figs, quinces and finally the medlar tree. It is pretty much non stop. We went to the USA last year in June and 'luckily' the weather was so bad we had very little fruit, this year is making up for so it seems.
      Glad you enjoy me, take care and keep up the good work on the diet Diane

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  3. We are all busy bees and time just flies.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Doesn't it just. I only wonder how I had time to go to work before we both retired!!! Have a good day Diane

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  4. What a glorious series, Diane! And I love the snail shells.

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    1. The snails are pretty but they do not do much for the garden!!! Hope all is OK with you Diane

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  5. Magnificent photos as always Diane, I especially like the bees. I hope your back if feeling better. It's the damp weather.

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    1. I wish it was as simple as the damp weather but it is not, my back is a mess. Too much horse riding in my younger days, too many falls, and a break when I was 16!!!! It never stopped me then but it is catching up with me now.
      Glad you like the photos. Have a good day Diane

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  6. OMWow!! This series of macros are exceptional! I could count the hairs on that Chafer. And then you tease us with the cherries.

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    1. Ha ha the cherries are soon going over so I have to make the most of them while I can. I loved the bee beetle, but also a pest like the other chafers!!! Diane

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  7. Beautiful photos Diane. It's like taking a walk in the Botanical Gardens!

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    1. Ha ha you only see the best of the garden not all the weeds that we struggle to control!!! Keep well Diane

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