Unidentified specie: (please let me know if you can identify this fly for me by leaving a comment underneath the post.)
Blackberry. Rubus fruticosus
The groundcover of speedwell. Which specie it is I do not know yet. The height of the creeping stems is about 80-100mm. The flowers are between 6 and 8mm.
There are great crops of the berries everywhere. Well they will be in big demand as soon as the snow sets in. (did I hear it right, that this might start as early as next month?
Herb Robert, Geranium robertiatum
I have hardly seen any spiders in my garden, and I am afraid that many were killed by the severe winter we've had. To my surprise and delight, I spotted Garden Spiders everywhere along my route, without searching for their webs. So well done to them; that aspect on its own made my day
Spear Thistle, Cursium vulgare
In the distance is Mount. Gabriel, with the two radar domes on top. making sure that air traffic to and from the Americas don't bump into one another.
Upright Hedge Parsley, Torillis japonica
Ragged Robin, Lychnis flos cuculi.
Most Ragged Robin flowers were well past their sell-by date, yet they were still very popular by all sorts of insects.
This hoverfly has lovely markings in very strange shapes, not at all like the ones I've seen before. So, if you know who or what it is, please leave a comment at the bottom.
Just now, I came upon this website on hoverflies. Looks very interesting. I'll have a look in the morning because it is now 11pm.
A very late Common Honeysuckle, Lorica periclymenum
Greater Stitchwort, Stellaria holostea
And as you enter the village again, the Prickly Sow Thistle, sonchus asper, greets you again.
Grey Heron. Ardea cinerea
hooded Crow, Corvus cornix
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
(Stinging) Nettle, Urtica dioica.
Seedhead of my Pincushion flowers, or Pink mist as the Scabious is also called. I'll collect the seed as soon as the heads have dried out, because I'd love to see them in the back too, next year.
And, as usual, Blogger rotates the photos I've uploaded. (and provide no opportunity to edit this!)
Bittercress? Some kind of weed very similar to it, anyway. Tiny and beautiful white flowers, and growing everywhere.
Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes.
Hoverfly? on the raised veggie bed netting in Bantry's Rehabcare garden.
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, in the garden
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
I have not been able to get out since last month. I'm still in that "dark memories" place where I get lost among images of Francis and then fail to do something concrete. Like going out yesterday when it was probably the last nice day of summer! And that is where having a dog would be really useful; a dog would force me to go out onto the road again. At first I was thinking of getting a rescue dog, but now I'm thinking seriously of getting a service or assistance dog with the Dogs for the Disabled, where they train puppies into dogs which can do amazing things for you. Helping carrying home shopping, helping you undress, getting the post, etc.
I've printed out the form, which is on my desk.
I've had three dogs before, and although we've always had cats, I do miss the contact with a dog when going for a walk.
Wild Ivy flowers, converting into its black fruit.