Saturday, August 30, 2008
From the top down:
I' m thinking I should lose a few pounds......maybe
As you can guess....the close-up is through the glass...sorry for the disappointment!
Show time; love birds I think
Looks like it could be a distant cousin to the road runner...would love to see him run....
The largest owl that we have on this planet...must ask Steve where is its habitat
Answer: this is an owl from Eurasia: Eurasian Eagle Owl
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Took the blue one from below printed with my stamps and overstamped with commercial stamps and glazed and glazed...and glazed .I am getting somewhere but obviously I need to spend some quality time in the studio...amateurish ! Funny thing is I will use tiny bits of it somewhere at some point .
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
This morning I offered Miss Argiope a healthy breakfast: you know how we're supposed to eat more "greens" so I thought it applies to spiders too and hence this juicy green caterpillar....which I found eating the leaf of one of my petunias...Caterpillars, go ahead and eat my pretty flowers but be ready to become breakfast...or lunch...or snack...or
Notice the silk threads coming out to cocoon the caterpillar
OK, this will be the last one of these.....for now!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
May I introduce my friend Miss Argiope Aurantia as she just secured dinner , which I was only too happy to provide...since it is a big grasshopper that had been devouring my plants. I know I know I too can see its foggy little eyes through the thin silky veil saying "How could you?"..
My answer: easily!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
What to do? Well we have to pretend that we are bees...... Talking about my zucchini plant: I first collected pollen from the male flower with a cotton swab...easy....then applied as much of this beautiful golden powder to the lady-in-waiting :)...easy... and waited and later on......miracle of nature (with help from the gardener)
By the way I have not cooked it yet! Too precious.....LOL
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
It measures 25" long (a tad under 64 cms)...not bad! And then it was just gorgeous with the rain droplets ...or the water splash from the garden hose:) The bromeliad on the portal is stunning...the picture looks like a pottery chard. Finally I had to take a picture of this poor little creature inside a tropical waterlily trying desperately to get out...I feel that I am in the same kind of danger when looking closely at a waterlily from the side of the pond....
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
This is the male flower of the zucchini plant...the yellow flower for you folks who only know tall buildings, subway stations, metro and asphalt The sacred datura (the total length of the bud id 9" (some 20cms). I admired the tight bud top resembling the movement of the white robe of a whirling dervish! And finally why on earth did I buy and planted this fiery red canna...does not look great in the garden...mamma mia...practically vulgar!
Monday, August 4, 2008
There are the snails and then they are the grasshoppers.......check the damage on those leaves...hasta la vista, grasshopper! But the praying mantis I praise... The beetle I admire (because I do not know whether they do harm to MY plants)....
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Seen and admired:
Donkeys for whom I have a great fondness,
Guinea hens, who annoy me with their high pitch cackles but their plumage is amazing....nice job with a delicate brush....pure example of pointillism.