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mountain of happiness

A gallery instead of a collage, its Tuesday’s triptych with a difference . Making the most of macros with my Ricoh CX3 and a windowsill herb garden. A chance to closely study the pollinators that are drawn to Oregano blooms – no wonder this herb translates as mountain happiness.


After a storm

Heavy downpours over the last several afternoons have flushed all sorts of interesting wildlife.  And although lately we’ve been seeing a lot of Great Blue Skimmers and Blue Dashers, this morning they are nowhere to be seen.   178 more words

More found insects - hoverflies

I have found several dead hoverflies in the conservatory.

The stacking software (Helicon Focus) has a 3D option.



This hoverfly simply couldn’t take its eyes (and its proboscis) off the mint flower. Maybe because it smelled that this was not an ordinary garden or greenhouse mint. 68 more words