Saturday, July 20, 2019
20/07/2019 Around the garden and out for a drive.
Maximum temperature today 28C, minimum 16C. 4mm very welcome rain last night. 17km/h North-westerly winds with gusts up to 41 km/h.
Peacock butterfly (Aglais io). Looking a little worn!
Meadow brown (Maniola jurtina).
Small White (Pieris rapae).
Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum).
What I believe to be a honey bee taking a drink, loved the shadow.
Think this is one of the Social wasps taking a drink.
and I believe this to be a Potter wasp but I am not certain.
Out on the road - making hay while the sun shines.
The sunflowers seem extra good this year. The bees seem happy.
The banks of the River Touvre which runs into the Charente River.
Looking across the weir.
Back home the hibiscus is in flower.
The mirabelle plums are looking good.
The moon on the night of 13 July.....
and the partial eclipse on the 16th
A collection from the garden yesterday. Also 2kg of potatoes from 2 plants, still 48 plants to go and the longer I leave them the bigger they will get!