Monday, August 12, 2019
12/08/2019 A few more photos from the garden before our visitors arrive.
Maximum temperature today 21C, minimum 12C. 10 mm of very welcome rain measured this morning. 19km/h North-westerly winds with gusts up to 44 km/h.
Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus).
Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis Muralis).
Speckled wood (Pararge aegeria).
I think this is one of the Potter wasps (or mason wasps), (Eumeninae).
A hopper unidentified in the bathroom!!! Probably a cricket but the long antennae are almost invisible. Maybe a mole cricket?
Jersey Tiger Moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria). Taken from outside of the window....
and from the inside.
A bumble bee on the lavender.
Our first sunflower of the year in the garden...
With a bee and another insect, possibly a different kind of bee (?) that kept trying to bomb the first one.
Flowers from the sweetcorn plants...
and the first view of tassels on the cobs forming. Yum yum.
A rose after the rain.
And my favourite shot of the week the moon with the leaves of the cherry tree in the foreground. Think this is my best shot ever of the moon.
See also my Bird blog