Drowsy Dragonfly

It’s not often that dragonflies stay still enough for the number of photos I got of this one today. But this one seemed to be enjoying the sun and had decided the background showed off his colouring to a tee!

It’s called a Migrant Hawker Dragonfly.

The hawthorn berries seem to suit him very well!
What an amazing head!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Scarlet Tiger Moth

In June this year, along the banks of a little stream near where I live, there appeared loads of brightly coloured moths that flew past at speed in a flash of red. When resting, these moths do not appear very brightly coloured……

However, the underneath of their wings tells a different story……..

There were also lots of them coming out of their chrysalis’ looking rather crumpled………

You can really how they are such streaks of bright red flashing past when you see this photo!

Hope you enjoy!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

The Most Amazing Hoya!

I was given a Hoya Carnosa about 4 years ago and it did nothing for 2 years. I then moved it to an upstairs windowsill with sun in the afternoon…………….

Oh me oh my! I think it likes it here! It had one lot of flowers last year and this year it has 6! It is also called the Porcelain plant or the Wax plant.

It is the most amazing (as in the title) textured plant!

These are the flower buds-they look very much like plastic.
In this photo you can see the closed buds, some half opened and the fully opened flowers.
When they are fully open, they seem to produce a thick, sticky liquid which I presume is nectar of some sort.
And this is the flower from behind!

I find them fascinating and as I sit here I can tell you they also have a sweet perfume!

That’s All!

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Astrantia

I usually like plants that are bright and vivid but for some reason the Astrantia has always been a flower that I absolutely love-it’s so delicate and fine and just gorgeous, and I am pleased to say I have them in my garden!

If you wanted a proper description….here it is!

“Astrantia are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with palmately lobed basal leaves and branched, erect, wiry stems bearing compact umbels of tiny flowers surrounded by a rosette of showy bracts.”

Well I never!!! To me they are just beautiful!

And that’s all!

See Ya xx

Spring Tulips

Last year all our tulips were eaten by the local muntjac deer which was very disappointing as you only get the one flower on each stem! Thus our garden was a sea of green stems with no flowers.

This year, joy of joys, no deer came after January so they didn’t decimate our crop!

Look!!!

I hope you enjoy the splash of colour from my tulips!

That’s All!

See Ya xx