Interlude: A visitor to the garden

Last year we had a cricket, I think it was a cricket, that was hurt and spent weeks in the rose bush in our garden. This morning I found another, who I followed around the garden, from the house wall to the same rosebush. For a brief time, s/he also found a little friend, beforeContinue reading “Interlude: A visitor to the garden”

A wasp after the rain

We had a most ferocious rainstorm, and afterward I spotted this wasp taking a drink from the drops on a rosebush. Trying to get closer, I disturbed his libations, but then he turned around and looked like he was drying to dry himself off. It wasn’t until I prepared the images I realised quite howContinue reading “A wasp after the rain”

For a few days last week, we adopted a little friend…

We were clearing the garden and I rescued this cricket (I think it’s a cricket) from being binned with the garden waste. We moved it to a safer place and it was growing nicely, but then it rained and rained, and the pour soul couldn’t fly off. Eventually, after five days, the weather cleared up,Continue reading “For a few days last week, we adopted a little friend…”