Sunday, June 11, 2017

11/06/2017 Too hot even for the insects today it seemed, almost no wind to cool things down,

Maximum temperature 30C, minimum 15C. 7 kmh W wind.  Dry so far.
Yesterday's rose today.

Bombylius species...

as above...

as above.

Common red soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)

Crane-fly I think!

Common lizard lying in the shade, too hot even for them.

Dianthus and ant.

Clover flower and small bug.

Love in a Mist with Sweet William.

Garlic drying in the sun.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful series, Diane! It is getting pretty hot here in Montreal as well!

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    1. One extreme to other here, one day hot then one day dismal, not easy to arrange for anything. Have a good week Linda, Diane

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  2. Girl friend I think you must sit out in that garden and wait for the bugs and bees to come around. Great shots as always. I actually grabbed the camera and headed out for a "ride around" today.....BACKROADS...I love riding and stopping here and there to take a pic.

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    1. Ha ha, I went out for about 4 minutes each, twice yesterday as it was so hot. I have trained my self to see small creatures that so many people would miss. My original training was in S.Africa looking for wild animals in the bush. Have a great week Diane

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  3. Nice collection of creatures - the 'bee fly' beast is a cracker.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. I loved the Bombylius it buzzes all over the place and is very quick! Thanks Stewart, have a great week Diane

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  4. The rose in the 1st pic is so beautiful. I have not seen a rose in this colour! Very interesting insects. I am especially interested in the insect in the 2nd to 4th pic.

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    1. It is an exceptional rose with an amazing perfume. The Bombylius was back again today, not sure of course if it is the same one. They are interesting little creatures. Have a great week Diane

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