Macro Monday

Today I present a Grey Dagger Moth caterpillar who is a regular yearly visitor to my front garden bush!

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If you want to see the moth then here’s a link!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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A Word A Week Challenge: Pose

Here’s a little chap I met this summer who was certainly up for a pose!

It didn't take much encouragement to get Gordon Grey Dagger to get on the table once he realised there was a camera and possible fame on a blog!!

It didn’t take much encouragement to get Gordon Grey Dagger to get on the table once he realised there was a camera and possible fame on a blog in it!

 

With a little encouragement……

"Hold it a bit lower!" ordered Gordon Grey Dagger in a slightly irritated way!

“Hold it a bit lower!” ordered Gordon Grey Dagger in a slightly irritated way!

So I held the leaf a bit lower!

Ah Gordon, the perfect pose, showing you on your best side and with ample light to show your true beauty!

Ah Gordon, the perfect pose, showing you on your best side and with ample light to show your true beauty!

In case you hadn’t realised, this rather lovely caterpillar will grow into a Grey Dagger moth!!

That’s All

See Ya xx

Have you guessed what it is yet?

Tell me your name oh hairy one!

I found this little beauty in my front garden, calmly climbing on a shrub. I have to admit that I have been a little cross with the behaviour of this year’s caterpillars as they have eaten my garden alive! However I am unable to hurt them so I just try to move them somewhere else (like the neighbours garden??? No not really!).

Anyway, I decided I needed to know what species it is…butterfly or moth??

Well, God bless the internet as I can now proudly reveal that this caterpillar will become a Grey Dagger moth. I haven’t a photo of my own of one of them but I have managed to find this on t’net.

Grey Dagger Moth

Here’s a glorious sweet pea, bursting and ready and so pleased to not be caterpillar food….

Sweet sweet pea

And now, with great subtlety, on to another sort of pea that I podded only last week. Couldn’t resist the photo opportunity!

Yum!

See Ya xx