Saturday, 22 May 2010

Just Glorious!

What started out yesterday as thick mist, quickly turned to thin mist, and then burnt off completely, leaving us with a beautiful sunny day.  We did have very light hazy cloud for part of the day, but that just made it less hot and didn't detract at all from a relaxing and enjoyable slumber in the garden.   Bees buzzed, and the occasional butterfly flitted past.  Swallows babbled from the telegraph wire, and then swept low over me, and on into my garage where they have decided to make use of a nest that they have ignored for over ten years. Ants, both black and orange, accompanied me on the blanket, along with numerous spiders and the odd fly.  It was wonderful to feel the sun on my back.

If you are going out for a walk this weekend, keep a look out for the larvae of the Bloody-nosed Beetle.  They can be seen munching away on plants at this time of year.  Such delightful looking creatures that make me think of soft liquorice sweeties.



They get their name from the adults habit of exuding a red fluid from the nose when picked up.  I am told that it tastes disgusting, but I am not about to try it to find out for myself!

Have a good weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. What strange little creatures, I have never seen them before. Great pictures.

    Kevin.

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