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.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
I believe the changing of the guards is done on the hour by active military personnel. Standing for an hour and not moving would be terribly boring, though I guess they get to look at all us tourists walking past.