Leaf Beetles – my favourite. I look forward every year to photographing these beetles, they’re like mini jewels. They also hang out on one of my favourite plants at this time of year, docks – I know at first glance not much to look and only good for nettle stings but wonderful backdrops for insects and the most beautiful colours. So… leaf beetles on dock leaves, whats not to love!
I’m afraid these are the best photos I’ve managed to take of a fox this year, even though they seem to have a den quite near the house it’s making it very difficult for us to creep up on them, so…. we have some lovely in focus blackcurrant bushes with some smudgy foxes in the far distance! Still a thrill to see them though and I shall persevere – for last years pics see here. On an elusive note after nearly 2 weeks of summery sunshiny weather the sun is mostly hidden behind clouds again.
Also if you want to make a truly delicious Chocolate and Date Cake (egg and dairy free) visit me here on my ‘I’m baking for my son and really I don’t eat much of it’ blog.
I have to resist the temptation to post lots of photos of dandelions – maybe it’s because we’re surrounded by them that they end up on my camera so often, but if they had prettier leaves and weren’t so invasive I think they would be a more ‘loved’ plant! They also make fine subjects for a little outdoor fun, so…. we did these a few days ago and who would have guessed that you’d get such great curly stem ends, something they share with Calla liliies apparently.