Thursday, September 03, 2015

Abuzz with tits and tails


 The garden has been a hive of activity recently, as the following photos may attest.

 Plus, it's absolutely tipping it down here at the mo, so the sunshine in most of these pictures is a welcome respite.


This gigantic bumblebee is gulping down nectar from an Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'





An emperor dragonfly taking a break on some catnip

Ah, Cedplop. Come to ruin another batch of photos. And I see you've roped Ming into this little effort, too!

A hummingbird hawkmoth sipping nectar

Close up, the hummingbird hawkmoth really does look like its namesake

A flock of long-tailed tits having breakfast

These two long-tailed tit photos were taken yesterday when it was also raining. Goodbye Summer.

A Painted Lady butterfly having a drink from a buddleia

Painted Lady with open wings

A glamorous Peacock butterfly

A striking Red Admiral





 That's all for now. Back soon with, amongst other things, the 2015 Tin Foil Hat Competition!


14 comments:

  1. Wonderful batch of photos! Note seen a Hawkmoth before; what an incredible mimic.

    PS: Nice tits, btw.

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    1. My (peacock's) eyes are up here, LX!

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  2. Why did the title imply a musical number to me? Regardless what absolutely stunning pictures! You a talent when it comes to snapping flowers, insects and pussies.

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    1. I think the title was the same as one cut out of The Sound Of Music to reduce the running time?

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  3. Ah yes, I remember Bowles's unaccountable taste for mauve, & the admiral commenting that he would prefer Bowles to develop a taste for painted ladies. Is the boy going to give the shed a coat of creosote before the winter?

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    1. Ha ha! Brilliant, Hound! As for the shed, well, Inexcuseable said that she might paint it, but I won't hold my breath...

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  4. I have a hawkmoth in my yard too!!!

    The first time I saw it, I thought it was an alien being. They are so bizarre yet fascinating.

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    1. A hawkmoth in your yard, too? What a coincidence! (the first 12 seconds will do).
      They are fascinating, aren't they? It's only when captured on film or in a photo that their true bizarreness becomes apparent. I wish there were more of them.

      Oh, and lovely to have you back. Just in time for my 10th anniversary Tin Foil Hat Compo, too!

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  5. Oh my word! These pics are good!!
    But... the cat is sitting on the other cat's head???
    Sx

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    1. Ah, yes. Cedric is modelling the latest in cat fashion: Other cats!

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  6. what do you use to take such marvelous photos, sweetpea? xoxoxoxo

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    1. Oh, only my cheapo mobile phone camera (it's a Nokia Lumia 520). But I do stalk my prey (very slowly) to get as close as possible!

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    2. That Nokia Lumia is good at blog pics, isn't it?!! I have the same model :-)
      Meanwhile, I have no clue as to what's going on on Mr Lax's blog. I'm sure you will understand immediately... please can you email me with answers - in ENGLISH. They are all being furtive and sniggery. I am ignoring them whilst looking noble and dignified.
      SX

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    3. Snap! It is surprisingly good, although I'm thinking about getting a better one as my digital camera has bitten the dust.

      As for Mr Lax, I have no idea either? I know it's not traditional Klingon, but I'm stumped as to what it actually is. I shall do some research and be in touch, soon. I hope!

      ::tries to look dignified while sweeping cloak about oneself and almost tripping over the hem::

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