Monday, July 10, 2017

10/07/2017 A walk in the garden and I got wet!

Maximum temperature 22C, minimum 14C.   35 km/h SW winds. 18mm rain measured this morning but we have had more rain since.
Tabanus autumnalis Diptera -Tabanidae Horse-fly
They have a very nasty bite!!!!  This particular fly was about 40mm long at a guess (1¾  inches) it was huge.

Bee in a pumpkin flower

as above.

Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

Ladybird...

as above.

Fly on the thyme flowers

A very small hoverfly also on the thyme.

Shield bug.

Leek flower with insect.

Love in a Mist.

First sign of pumpkins appearing.

Eurasian Collared-Dove, 

My first zinnia of 2017 just opening.

Today's produce from the garden.

20 comments:

  1. Great insects images. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thanks Nancy and I hope you have a great day also, Diane

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  2. I love all the produce from your garden, Diane! And I can see why how the shield bug got its name! Gorgeous photos! And the bee in the pumpkin flower and ladybug captures are magical!

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    1. Thanks Linda, the produce is coming in fast from the garden, it is a case of keeping up with it all! We do enjoy the result in winter though. I loved that bee in the pumpkin flower covered in pollen. Hope all is well Diane

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    1. We are pretty happy with the veggie garden this year despite planting late as we were away. Cheers Diane

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  4. I love your photography, Diane, and am totally in awe of you managing to freeze the wing movement of that Humming-bird Hawk-moth. Incidentally, your shield bug is of a species commonly known in UK as a Dock Bug - why?, I don't know!

    With my very best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Many thanks Richard, if I take enough photos of the Moth I must get one right from time to time :-) Just looked up the answer - It is commonly known as the dock bug as it feeds on the leaves and seeds of docks and sorrels. Now I know what is eating our sorrel!!!!
      Cheers Diane

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  5. Everything but the flies, are lovely.

    Flies, one of those questions...? Why did flies evolve? And be here, to bedevil us? ??????????????????

    Luna Crone

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    1. I have to agree Luna, I hate flies but I guess they must be here for a reason even if it is to annoy us :-)) Have a good day Diane

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  6. Beautiful photos. How I love ladybirds...
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I also love Ladybirds and I am always happy to have them around munching up the green and black-flies that are always on our fruit trees. Thanks for the comment Diane

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  7. Excellent series of images Diane. The tiny hummingbird is a delight! I am so impressed with your veggie yield, there isn't much more delicious than fresh produce!

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    1. Thanks Grace we had salmon tonight with new potatoes and roasted carrots, parsnips and courgette, yum yum. So much more flavour than the bought 'stuff'! Have a good day Diane

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  8. I am once again impressed with all your macro photography Diane. So very interesting and dare I say I have seen the blossoms but not the pumpkins in this stage. I am such a city girl, lol!

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    1. Ha ha Denise, you may see them in many stages as they grow in our garden. Thanks so much for the kind comment it is much appreciated Diane

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  9. You have biting, stinking and pecking critters that. Great shots.

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    1. Yes we have them all in the garden, lucky we do or I would rum out of photos LOL. Keep well Diane

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  10. Just came by to wish you a Happy Bastille Day Diane, and to all my French friends out there.

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    1. Many thanks Denise. Firework displays in every town last night and tonight. At least everyone with animals knows the score so they can keep them shut in and safe. Diane

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