This post is a follow-on from my recent Perfect Match post. I was greatly taken with the bright, shiny green and yellow colouring of this small bee and how perfectly it complements the colours in the flower. The photos below show a Sweat Bee (Halictid bee, Augochlorini tribe) exploring the flowers of Purple Milkwort (Polygala... Continue Reading →
My father didn't allow TV in the house when I was a kid so I was totally mystified when a visiting blogger "thetreeographer" left this comment on my recent post that had photos of a tree fern at Larnach Castle Garden (Dunedin, New Zealand). "I love it! Kind of has a ‘Cousin It’ feel. hahaha". ... Continue Reading →
Perfect matches in nature. These are mostly photos that have caught my eye because of colour matching but this first photo is about shape and pattern. This moth with its natural camo colours could be a mascot for the Air Force! Big thank you to the photographers who have kindly allowed me to use their... Continue Reading →
This tree fern is in the garden opposite the entrance kiosk. Its retained all its dead fronds which make a dense skirt around the trunk. Me getting my shots and providing some scale to SO's photo! Here (above) you can see the new frond growing in the gap at the top. Posted by... Continue Reading →
This ant's-eye view of an ominous spider shadow on the golden petal fascinates me, like a view from Microcosmos. The spider looks menacing but so patient too, I'm guessing its a case of waiting, waiting, waiting... Photo Credit: Chris Helzer From blog-post: Photos, not Politics | November 9, 2016 Blog home: The Prairie Ecologist ... Continue Reading →
We visited the wonderful Larnach Castle garden on Sun 13 Aug 2017. Larnach Castle are celebrating 50 Years of Restoration and Innovation 1967 - 2017. Congratulations to Margaret Barker and her family for their vision and for the hard work and investment they've put into this property over the years. This banner was near the... Continue Reading →
A selection of different kinds of BLUE, different shades, different forms - I hope you enjoy the variety! Sometime in the future I intend to do a separate post on "Indigo". All photos are used with permission. My grateful thanks to the "permitters" for allowing me to share your imagery. Blue Hydrangea from the... Continue Reading →
Yesterday we walked through the Clive Lister Garden, a small garden that's part of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. We found a mixed planting of snowdrops and black ophiopogon (black mondo grass). They worked very well together. The path in the above photo curves around to a small bridge. Bridge and pond in background. Looking toward... Continue Reading →
Today we walked through the Lister Garden and found this pleasing combination of snowdrops planted with black ophiopogon (black mondo grass). The Lister Garden is a small area that is part of the Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. I'll post more photos tomorrow! This photo by SO.
REBLOG: Just found this awesome original COW cartoon from Sandy Flett, Brisbane, Australia. Click HERE to view the WHOLE cartoon.