Coming to get you – from below

Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

Look out above was Debbies advice. Mine is also watch out below.

The size of the blades of grass show you how big this fearsome fungi, appropriately named Stink Horn, is

Macro Monday 1 November

Everyone knows that everything in Australia will bite, sting, eat, trample, inject all sorts of chemicals – hepatotoxins, neurotoxins and hematotoxicity that can maim, make you giddy, cause unpleasant reactions (no detail here I am sure you know what I mean) and do lots of other stuff……maybe trample was an exaggeration.

The perpetrators can be as big… well as big as a crocodile or water buffalo, move as swiftly as a striking snake or be like this bloke.

Here I was, doing a spot of gardening when along he came, a Horse Fly, recognisable by the low pitched laconic drone. A few wary circles, like an aeroplane before landing. My name for them is B52’s. They are big, don’t fly around like they are in a rush and can be sneaky. He tried to land on my body and legs but after a few polite “oh do go away you pesky thing” he zoned in on my boot. He then commenced to gradually stroll up my boot towards an unprotected part of me so he could drill – oh yes drill – that long proboscis into my flesh and sneak off with a bit of blood. They will drill through light material.

This bloke is about 25 to 30mms or just over an inch

The forgotten flower

Life in Colour October: Orange

I made comment on Jude’s post where she asked “Do you have any Orange Flowers?” I replied that I think I have posted all of my Orange Flowers. Then I wondered if I had an Orange Trumpet in a post.

So here is the Orange Trumpet Flower as promised Jude. This one grows over my potting shed.

A morning profile

Front on. The doorway to the potting shed in the background

Tiny Native Stingless Bees getting a snack

oh yes I also forgot the Lions Tails. These ones come with a bonus orange bee