All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

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Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who was so kind about yesterday’s damselfly: I looked for her to tell her that she was much admired, but couldn’t find her – so I’ll just have … Continued

Shimmering

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I was skulking moodily in the secret garden this morning, drinking a mug of tea and wondering why there didn’t seem to be anything about worth photographing, when I suddenly spotted a red damselfly – the first I’ve seen this … Continued

Stonecrop

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In a move which may have surprised you – because it did me – I’ve decided to take a break from bugs today, even though I have some quite nice bee shots, and post a tiny plant instead. This is … Continued

Mono Monday: Intention

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As many of you will know, my intention today was to set off on a 2-day road trip, and I said in my blip yesterday that barring mishap I expected to be home in time to judge your Tiny Tuesday … Continued

Outgoing

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It tells you something about just how hard they work that when I focused on this Bombus pratorum she was feeding from the tayberry flower, and by the time I’d pressed the shutter button she was on her way. I’m … Continued

An attentive audience

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Lucy was wondering how it could be that no-one had thought to mention skipping to her as a possible future career, and making a mental note to question one of the ladies afterwards about Ts&Cs and pay structure. William was … Continued

Motley

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I had to go to Birmingham at what felt like the crack of dawn today (kindly driven by R) for a pre-operative assessment at Heartlands Hospital; Wimmin’s Stuff being all you need – or I daresay want – to know. … Continued

Mimicry

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I had absolutely no idea what this was when it flew past my head as I was stalking an Orange Tip butterfly: it looked like one of the smaller bumblebees – Bombus hortorum maybe – but it wasn’t moving like … Continued

An old friend

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R, as we left Boston Tea Party this afternoon: “That’s a fine-looking Wire.” J (skidding to a halt, spinning, peering and pouncing): “HUMPHREY!!” Humphrey’s Mum (ostensibly to Humphrey, but probably really for the benefit of the Innocent Civilian with whom … Continued

Sweat bee

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In contrast to yesterday, the weather this morning was dazzling. I had a lot of desk work to do, and ploughed through it with gritted teeth, desperately hoping that it would still be fine by the time I’d finished. I … Continued

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