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Zunday Zen ... The Case of Mistaken Identity!

Friday afternoon
anthophilous insects imbibe
at my fly-up bar.

A few days ago I noticed a metallic green insect dashing through a patch of forget-me-nots in my garden. 221 more words


Zunday Zen ... Bee here Now!

rockin’ and rollin’
metallic green sweat bee dancin’
the pollinating blues

Hard to believe, but until a couple of days ago I had never noticed these striking bees before. 132 more words


Amazing World of Insects

Here are some photos of very beneficial insects, which visit our garden. Without them, some of the vegetables wouldn’t be pollinated, and pests would take over the garden. 29 more words


An Old Chinese Rose and the Hoverfly

The Rosa chinensis ‘Mutabilis’ left China ‘prior to 1894’.  The flowers change colour as they age from a pale yellow to deep crimson.

I love their simple five-petal blooms and it seems that the hoverfly is also a fan.   38 more words