A jeweled little sea creature that was in the rock pools at the The Colonnades Beach at Cape Woolamai
The perfect autumn day at the beach.
As we pruned the aphid infested Potato Trees, that we have on the edge of the back veranda, we found some very fat praying mantis. This one kept climbing over the camera and up my arm. It wasn't until I looked in a mirror that I could see that my tee-shirt was covered with aphids that had fallen from the tree as I pruned back the higher branches.
Is this Salvia flower stalk curved because the spider web is pulling it, or did the spider choose this flower stalk because it was nicely curved?
So much rain this summer has promoted so much growth in the garden and the little creatures that live in it.
We disturbed this handsome specimen in the garden when we were planting our new roses. You can read more about them here.
The aphids on this leaf reminded me of cattle in a paddock. They were all facing the same way just as cows often do when they are grazing in a paddock. What is the correct term for a "herd" of aphids?
The center of the Gerbera is amazingly intricate.
The Berberis has wonderfully colored foliage. This stripey fly was interested in the leaves for his own reasons.
Agapanthus are not everyone's "cup of tea" in the garden but it certainly was for this bee who moved from flower to flower oblivious of the camera close by.
This little creature was out walking early in the morning just as we were. I love the textured background.
2011- 365 Challengers