Bonus for Being Good

I hate housework, it seems so futile, you clean up, mess arrives and you’re back where you started from. Today however I decided to put sealer on the slate floors and then I had a perfect excuse for staying outside because it needed to dry. I was rewarded with some lovely surprises.

 

A very resilient Orchid flowering.
A very resilient Orchid flowering.
A gorgeous Hoya flower, one of several.
A gorgeous Hoya flower, one of several.
A Katydid played hide and seek ….. well, like a little child it seemed to think if I couldn’t see its eyes I couldn’t see it at all.

I was very excited to see what I was sure was a Blue Banded Bee but getting a photo was very, very difficult. They buzz about like a busy Bee in overdrive. When I saw the photo I realized there was no blue colour and I have since discovered there are also Teddy Bear Bees which are very similar to Blue Banded Bees. Maybe the one I’ve photographed is actually a Teddy Bear Bee but I’m not convinced. I went back to try and get another photo and noticed there were at least 2 of these different bees and they didn’t like each other, certainly at least one of them does seem to have the blue bands.

 

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It’s Bugging Me!

I’m trying to participate in each task of the Zero to Hero Challenge but don’t feel I’ve been very successful with the last few but here’s my compromise for today. You can find out about the challenge by clicking on the logo to the left.

I am not an entomologist, just someone interested in critters I see in my yard so if you know the names of the bugs please feel free to tell me. Clicking on a photo will enlarge it and take you to a Slideshow.