Wednesday, May 2, 2018
On the weekend I spotted it again, this time on a totally different branch of the same rose bush. I am sure it is the same one, the mess of dead leaves at the bottom is the same.
Mother Nature is amazing. Somehow as a caterpillar still building his cocoon, he has moved around from branch to ground, then back up the branch again, and seems to have finally settled on my rosebush. Now he is back, I'll try to watch every day to see Mother Nature at work.
Friday, April 6, 2018
This morning when I went to look, it was on the move. I could see a head and little feet marching the cocoon further down the rose stem. I was hoping something beautiful was going to emerge. I already had the camera in hand, so I put it on video and pressed the button. I really need to practice my videoing skills!
I watched for a while but my cocoon settled down and closed his top ready for some more changes. So I stopped videoing and let him. be
When I downloaded the video off the camera, and saw how bad it was, I started thinking about video editing and how to do it. Mr Google came to my rescue and I have had a play of cutting some of the crap out of my video. My skills still need some work but I will keep practising.
So above is my slightly edited video of my resident cocoon on the move in my rose bush. I'll try to keep track every day.
Monday, December 4, 2017
There were only two in this pic, but at the time there were three flying around. In the past I have seen up to eight in a group in a nearby location.
We get lots of the sulphur crested cockatoos at home, but these ones are rare at home, so it was great to capture them with the lens.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The white roses are planted alternately with pink ones, and two members of my family think it is cross pollination from the bees. Me, well I think it is something else. Cross pollination can create all kinds of weird and wonderful things, but that is usually done through the seeds. My roses keep coming back each year from the same plant.
Some other responses have been 'lady bugs' ( which I know eat the aphids) , and 'fairy dust being sprinkled' which is rather a creative answer.
We have had some rain and I think it may be some kind of fungus, but I am not sure. Another thought is some kind of bug.
Whatever it is though, it has resulted in a very pretty flower, which I would like to have all the time.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Of course I knew I had caterpillars in my garden, who doesn't? The exhibition however, had me psychically looking for them and other tiny wildlife that may be present.
I found his little fellow on my roses. I have Googled & Googled but still do not know what he is.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
The pic was taken with my new little camera and I just love how it has turned out.
Why am i letting my parsley flower? So that it will set seeds and I can have more parsley of course.
This little fellow is doing a great job at pollinating the flowers for me.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
This photo is of one of the buildings in the grounds of Marty's Shrine in Taipai, Taiwan. It shows beautiful building and roof decoration. On the ridges of the roof line we can see little creatures guarding the roof, and on the points are other decorations different to those that we saw in Japan. The roof lines may be similar, but the decorations are very different.
On the building itself, there ore other decorations. They are a little fuzzy, but they look like dragons.
Overall, the effect Looks like a mix of Japanese and Chinese architecture.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
We have had blue tongues before, and i know they are around, I have even had one in the house. I just haven't seen one for a while.
The fluffball feline companion was outside, and was not impressed when I picked her up and shut her inside. As I raced upstairs to get the camera, this little lizard was on the move. By the time I got back downstairs, he had moved the full width of our double garage door.
As I watched, he also kept an eye on me, and carefully climbed the step.
Crawling along the front of the step, he made a b-line for cover under the trailer. In the meantime, I continued to hang out washing, then looked to see where he had gone. He was nowhere in view. Still not safe to let the fluff-ball feline out yet, and hopefully this reptile friend will find my snails.