Saturday, August 5, 2017

05/08/2017 Yes, I am in the garden again!!!

Maximum temperature 23C, minimum 16C.   9 km/h NW winds with 21 km/h gusts.  Dry.
The bud from a couple of days back is fully open but....

another bud is on its way.

Banded snail on the sage...

and a Harvestman.

Coma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album)

As above.

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

The Crab spider has moved to a new flower , right next to where it was before.

Zinnia flower with fly and bee.

Pumpkin flower with bumble bee and bug.

Pumpkin flower with bumble bee and bee.

Petunia and bug.

Wood pigeon. (Columba palumbus).


  1. You really do know your critters and creatures! Great shots. I really like the banded snail. I thought it was a stone. To funny.

    1. I know some of them, far more that I do not know!!! The banded snails are pretty but a pest as any snail is in the garden! Hope that all is well Diane

  2. The pigeon, the flowers and the crab spider are all fantastic, Diane!

    1. Thanks Linda, I hope that things are sorting out for you, it must be a worrying time. Take care Diane

  3. We have just had a cold weekend - well as cold as it gets in Melbourne - these pictures make me think about the kids of insects we will start seeing a month or so.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    1. Yes I do not imagine it gets as cold there as it does here. That is what I miss about Rhodesian days, and I guess even Mugabe has not messed that up - if we got one frost a year it was a lot!!
      I hate winter, and as you will soon be in spring so we head for autumn. A pretty time of the year but I do hate winter!
      Cheers Diane

  4. Hello Diane,
    Lovely colourful summer photos!
    Your flowers are gorgeous and bustle with life!
    That crab spider might just turn pink in its new environment! LOL!
    I hope your weather is warmer than here, it is cloudy and humid and I am cold!!
    Warm hugs and enjoy your sunday

    1. Hi Noushka, the spider has been in the dark pink roses for over a week now and it is still white!
      The weather has warmed up a bit but it was very cool for a while!!
      Take care and enjoy the coming week, hugs, Diane

  5. I can almost smell the perfume of the roses in the first two images Diane, divine! Love all your insect macros, the butterfly markings are a sight to see. Hope you are enjoying your weekend ✨

    1. I am not surprised it has a very strong perfume LOL. It has been a quiet weekend, but next week is going to be very hectic, lots of appointments!! Hope you are now feeling better Diane

  6. Oh that rose!!!!

    Never have seen a banded snail before! So interesting! Cute little 'critter.'

    Well, since you LOVE summer, in the garden is where you 'should' be!!!! :-)

    1. That rose is amazing, I am so glad I took a cutting from the original when we left the UK. Hope you have a great week Diane

  7. Super images, Diane. I had to look twice at that Speckled Wood - it's a very different colour to the ones we see here in England. Ours are brown and cream, and don't have the orange colouring - although aberrant one similar to your are occasionally seen I believe.

    I'm sorry to hear that your weather has been about as dire as ours. I hope it picks up for you soon.

    Best wishes - - - Richard

    1. Interesting that the Speckled Wood is a slightly different colour to ours here.

      The weather is foul at present and not particularly warm by our standards. As for the WiFi it is on and off all the time and I hope I catch it right occasionally, apart from being slower than dial up!! The nexus is easier than the computer but I cannot blog on the nexus.

      Keep well, Diane


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