Wednesday, 26 July 2017

A Walk on the Wild Side in Prunella's Patch...




Prunella loves her outings in the car. No matter where her journey takes her in Jumping Jimny it's always nice to return home...


On arriving home this particular day, Prunella was surprised to see this little fellow staring back at her through the windscreen.
He reminded Prunella of Jiminy Cricket (Prunella is a big fan)...



He is actually a grass hopper and goodness knows when he hopped aboard.
He was thankfully unharmed and it wasn't long before he had catapulted himself
onto the fence...


Grasshoppers are more than welcome to join Prunella along with the birds and the bees in her Patch. She just hopes that her beautiful bird families make her new garden visitor feel welcome rather than seeing him as a tasty crunchy snack!








After spotting the grasshopper, Prunella thought it would be an excellent idea to have a mini safari in her own garden. She couldn't resist checking out her cacti first for any exotic signs of life before setting off outdoors...




 Prunella wasn't out the door two seconds before she spotted a green shield bug (Palomena prasina) on the wall of her home...


Followed shortly after by two Gatekeeper butterflies (Pyronia tithonus) fluttering over her fence. One kindly settled briefly...



Prunella loves all things soft and cuddly so she was ecstatic when she discovered this furry Bumble Bee on her sunflower and another resting on her garage door...




 Sadly Prunella's hydrangea is attractive to the odd fly...



What a shame her resident Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus) hadn't spotted it. He loves to pounce on Prunella's pests...



You can see why it is so named...


And finally a small grey moth successfully camouflaging itself on Prunella's shed door...



Perhaps he was admiring Prunella's butterfly above...



xXx
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 stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.
xXx


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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Sparrow Squatters...





Prunella would like to share this image taken at a campsite she visited recently. A very small but unique shed, set in a woodland clearing...


The hand crafted bird house is exceptionally cute. Especially with it's little fenced veranda to match that of the shed's below...


No doubt at nightfall, the beautiful bluebell solar light with glass petals, will bring the magical woodland garden to life. The perfect place to capture a glimpse of Fairies at play.


Sadly Prunella doesn't have any Fairies at the bottom of her garden. 
She can but dream...


 She does however, have a family of Sparrows. They have set up home in a Neighbour's loft space...



One of the squatters is the delightfully delicate Sigourney Sparrow...



  Sigourney is the partner of the comical Siegfried Sparrow who is a cheeky little chappy...




There are times when Sigourney Sparrow finds Siegfried Sparrow intensely annoying...









One little lady who witnessed this spectacle, prefers to take the safer option of picking up the fallen seeds from the ground below.
Who can blame her...



Sigourney Sparrow is a diligent mother who tries hard not to give the whereabouts of her young chicks away...





 This little one wouldn't stay still for more than two seconds.
It kept disappearing into the depths of the log pile...





 Such a precious expression.
 "Hurry up Mum, I'm hungry!"



xXx
Until the next time, keep smiling,
 stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.
xXx


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