What to post today…?

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Hairy-footed flower bee on pulmonaria? Hairy-footed flower bee on flowering currant? Hairy-footed flower bee on aubretia? Hairy-footed flower bee on wallflower? Ladybird? When we get to the stage of me pushing my luck with the hairy-footed flower bees, I’d be … Continued

Yet another bee

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But really – look at his little hairy feet! Adorable… I’ve also put in an extra (which sadly demonstrates that 1/250 wasn’t quite fast enough), showing him flying in towards this currant flower with his tongue at the ready. I … Continued

Vivid

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When I spotted these gerberas in the supermarket the other day, I couldn’t resist them: my Mum loved the combination of red, orange and yellow flowers, and my sister and I chose roses in those colours for her funeral – … Continued

Hoverating

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I thought I should post a Tiny something today, what with it being Tiny Tuesday results day. This is untrue. What happened was that I was sitting at my desk this morning, freewheeling in neutral, when an email pinged in, … Continued

Meet the Bachmen

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The slattern who was notionally in charge of housekeeping had left an entire vase of dead tulips in the conservatory, for reasons linked in some unspecified way to photography. Luckily the Bachmen were available to deal with the situation, and … Continued

X-rated

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We all love a ladybird, don’t we? And it would appear that ladybirds are also quite fond of each other. I was walking around the garden with the macro lens, looking for today’s crop of Bugs I Cannot Identify, when … Continued

Mono Monday: Fool

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Rhubarb fool Take 500g trimmed rhubarb, and cut into roughly 2cm lengths. Place in a non-metallic dish, sprinkle with sugar and powdered ginger, and either microwave until softened, or (for preference) roast in a medium oven for about 40 minutes. … Continued

Camouflaged cuckoo

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R and I did some Serious Gardening today: the huge, old, disintegrating shed which we ironically call “the garage” needs a new roof (or burning to the ground, which would probably be my preference), and we had to clear a … Continued

Ladybird acrobatics

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I bet you wish you could do this, don’t you? Personally I find it hard enough just standing on my feet without falling over – using them to hang onto last year’s crocosmia stems while I reach for a distant … Continued

Bletchley Park blipmeet

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I arrived late at the blipmeet, owing firstly to a very slow walk with a very old dog, and secondly to truly awful traffic (when I couldn’t actually get off the Longbridge roundabout onto the M40 because the motorway consisted … Continued

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