Tuesday, July 9, 2019

09/07/19 Just around the garden. Plus one photo out on the road.

Maximum temperature today 28C, minimum 17C.  Dry.  21km/h North-easterly winds with gusts up to 47 km/h.  No sign of rain in the forecast for the next week so lots of watering!!

We saw this stunning sight while out on the road.

Back home bumblebee on the sage.

Crane-fly on the Californian poppies.

Bubblebee on the cotoneaster.

Bee on the cotoneaster.

Meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) on the lavender.

Hopper on a Calendula.

European Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis).

Bombylius species on the lavender.

Gendarme beetle or firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus).

Web spinning garden spider, possibly a Cross Spider (Araneus diadematus).

Hydrangeas.

Raspberry,

The flower of the succulent Echeveria, not that pretty but interesting.

Quinces.

Hazel nuts.

and last but not least another wall lizard. (Podarcis muralis).




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30 comments:

  1. Diane, you are amazing with photography! I always enjoy seeing what you've captured. The first photo is indeed stunning! :)

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sally I have never seen such beautiful poppies. Hope you are well Diane. xx

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  2. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous set of photos. I especially loved the field of poppies today Diane, absolutely exquisite!

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    1. Thanks Denise, they really were lovely poppies in an ideal setting. Keep well Diane

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  3. That field of red poppies is enough to take your breath away, and that red raspberry makes me wish we had some for dessert tonight.

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    1. David they did take my breath away, the setting was fabulous. I love raspberries but they do not sadly love me so Nigel eats most of them. Sometimes he makes coulis so I can enjoy them on ice cream, it is the pips that do not agree with me! All berries are a problem! Hope you are having a good week, Diane

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  4. All that glorious red! And the rest of your pictures. You always do such a lovely job with flowers and the small critters/

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    1. Thanks Emma, I do enjoy taking photos of birds and insects. Hope all is well Diane

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  5. The poppies are gorgeous. Great to see the lizards too.

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    1. The poppies were just fantastic and the setting behind was pretty good as well. Yes, even the lizards are not coming out in the heat of the day they seem to be out mornings and evening!! Keep well Diane

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  6. Great shots...We call the crane fly a gallon nipper. Why? the long legs allow them to sit upon a gallon jug and since those legs are so long they can dip their head into the gallon and nip a nip of whatever is there....

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    1. Ha ha I just love that will remember next time. Thanks for the interesting name :-) Take care Diane

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  7. Such lovely photos, all of them, but that first one! Wow!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thanks Amalia, it was pretty stunning seeing them in real life. Take care Diane

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  8. That field of poppies is amazing. Love to see your flowers and closeups with the insects.

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    1. I was open mouthed when I saw them and luckily there was plenty of places for Nigel to stop the car! Keep well Diane

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  9. "Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep. Sle-ee-p. Now they'll sle-ee-p"!! Quote from the Wizard of Oz. Beautiful sight to be driving down the road and see that sight. Love the Hydrangea also. One of my fave flowers. Mine are gone already. Beautiful pics.

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    1. Our Hydrangeas seem to last for ever even after they have dried on the plant. Take care, Diane

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  10. The first photo is espacially spectacular!:)

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    1. Isn't it just, I was pretty much gob smacked by the view. Keep well Diane

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  11. Great shots! Your photos are beautiful. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Nancy and you also. Take care Diane

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  12. All super photos, Diane! I esp. like the hydrangeas, very pretty. Hope all is well your way!

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    1. Yes all good here Pam though always busy!!! All the best to you both Diane

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  13. That first field of flowers is eye-catching.

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    1. I was in awe when I saw those poppies. Lucky they were in a place where we could stop the car. Cheers Diane

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    1. Thanks Lucyna for the visit and the comment, much appreciated. Have a good day Diane

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