Saturday, July 8, 2017

08/07/2017 This and that !

Maximum temperature 34C, minimum 20C. 17 km/h NE winds with 23 km/h gusts. Dry.
Thirsty bees....

and wasps.


Californian Poppies.

This is about the size of a small house fly,  I suspect it is a micro-moth of some kind...

as above/

Poppy by the roadside.

and an unknown flower in hiding.

Think this is barley just up the road.

Bet this is still out working from time to time...

despite a couple of slightly newer tractors.

Too many courgettes?  We always have at this time of the year and we really love this way of using some of them up.  Great for slimmers and also vegetarians. See my recipe on my other blog  Here.


  1. Oh my goodness, Diane! I just made and published a special blog post and here are some gorgeous photos! Poppies are one of my absolute favourite flowers! And thanks to your posts and photos, I now know the difference (visually) between a bee and a wasp! Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Thanks Linda,I also love poppies, but I also love the smiling faces of sunflowers. Take care and have a wonderful day Diane

  2. Had to look up courgette to see what that was! Loving the pics of the bees drinking. Nicely done.

    1. Sorry I usually put the American equivalent but forgot yesterday!!! Thanks for the comment Diane

  3. Wonderful macros! A few years ago one of our neighbours had bee hives and in summer it was a huge problem for us as the bees came looking for water in our swimming pool.. it got so bad we had to really be careful when swimming.. also it's illegal to have bee hives in suburban gardens. The problem was sorted and the bees were moved to a country property ☺ I think I will make your courgette recipe for dinner tomorrow night, the calories are perfect for the 5 2 diet, merci beaucoup!

    1. Hope you enjoyed the courgette dish, we did and we also enjoyed it cold as well. Bees are a big problem for me as their sting causes a huge reaction with me. I had a swarm attack me when we lived in Rhodesia and ever since then I have had to make sure tablets are close at hand. One trip to hospital and they gave me a drug I was also allergic to really caused a big problem!! keep well Diane

  4. I looked up the temp conversion... 34 degree Celsius = 93.2 degree Fahrenheit

    And looked up courgette. Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash. Which are so plentiful, in summer. Nice to have many ways, to use them. :-)

    Luna Crone

    1. So you have now sorted out all the conversions, we have been metric for donkey's years, in every country we have lived in. USA needs to catch up with the rest of the world....... Life would be much easier if we were all the same. As for Courgette, I usually put in the American translation but this time I forgot, sorry. Last year we had hundreds of zucchini and I really had to find all the different ways to cook them. I still have a few from last year dehydrated. Hope you have a good day Diane


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