Sunday, 3 July 2011

Garden Creatures!

The weather has been glorious this weekend - not humidly hot just nice.
Today we relaxed in the garden reading and played with the dogs.
We have had a few hectic weeks and sometimes it is just good to sit back and while away the time and to re-charge the batteries.
Our Daughter will be finishing school on Friday at lunch-time and there are quite a few school events to attend to before then.
I saw this wasp like creature in the garden. I don't know if it's a wasp or not but the patterns on its body are amazing.

A flower in the garden.

The same black and white creature - he posed very nicely.

Aren't the wings just beautiful. Reflected in the shiny black shield on the back of the creatures head you can just about make out our house and back garden!

I loved the body colour against the fuschia of this flower.

In a hovering mode.

Before landing again on the flower.

Archie was lying on his back in the garden with his legs in the air - looking to all the world as if he was anything but the lean, mean killing machine that he is. A dead bird was left as a gift this week. I love all animals and would love to be able to entice birds into the garden but not whilst this chappie is around.

The rose in our front garden.

Another photo of the climbing rose. I wondered whether this rose would survive and am pleased that it has. Earlier in the year when we had some high wind, I heard a crack from the front of the house and went out to investigate to see that the strong wind had pulled the trellis supporting the rose off the wall and that the rose looked pretty sorry for itself. A few months later and its spruced itself right up.

A bee on the lavender.

Bee or wasp on the lavender.

There we have it a post about the creatures in our garden today.
Hope you all had a good weekend and that you have an enjoyable week ahead.

Until next time.


1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos, the way you've caught the detail of the wings. I've just been ooohhhing and aaahhhing over George, he has the most gorgeous eye lashes! He looks like the most adorable little chap! Love Vanessa xxx


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