Hairy feet?

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Check. Awe-inspiring mouth parts? Check. It must be our old friend (!) Anthophora plumipes, the hairy-footed flower bee. I’ve had a busy day. This morning I set to work with a ruthless eye on eight potential images for the IGPOTY … Continued

Zorsted

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This is Anthophora plumipes, the hairy-footed flower bee – how do you suppose it came by that name? I spent most of this morning at my desk, alternately doing useful things and faffing around with potential entries for the IGPOTY … Continued

Forget-me-not

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I’m getting very tired of this weather now: it gets right into my joints. This morning it was debatable whether Arthur or I was limping more heavily. Eventually the sun came out, and despite the wind the garden looked almost … Continued

Mono Monday: Portrait

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“The problem I have with all of these,” said R, “is that they have me in them.” Poor man – as if it’s not enough that he’s married to a woman who spends all day, every day on photography, leaving … Continued

Easter eggs

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I bought these mineral eggs at the Science Museum when we went to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition last summer; no reason, really, I just couldn’t resist them. I’ve been keeping an eye out since then for … Continued

Motley

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Scampi: 13 year old wire-haired Jack Russell Terrier, The Valley, Evesham. “Oh sorry – he’s growling.” “That’s OK: I’m not to everyone’s taste.” “It’s not personal – he growls at my wife too. He’s quite protective, and he thinks you … Continued

Fun in the sun

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It was such a pleasant day today that I risked casting a clout, and went jacketless when I took Arthur for his morning walk. As we were meandering along I heard a loud buzzing noise, and tracked it to a … Continued

Process Improvement

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R and I needed to move some money today, from our main bank to another one using a slightly more positive definition of the term “interest”. The sum was above the limit for personal on line transactions and we didn’t … Continued

Colour coordination

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She does not care for me. At all. She was lying on top of my neighbour’s log store (which stands just behind the dividing wall between our gardens), watching the world go by – as opposed to toileting in my … Continued

Downy

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I’m a happy bunny today: I heard the ping of an email on my phone before 7am, and it turned out to be from the support people of the company who make the gallery plugin I’m using on my web … Continued

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