Sweat Bee and Purple Milkwort

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 →

Cousin Itt

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 Match

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 →

Spooky Spider Silhouette

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 →

Brick red path leading to the Queen of Hearts Throne in Larnach Castle garden, Dunedin, New Zealand

I see … BLUE

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 →

Snowdrops, Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand

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.

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