If you were expecting cute little baby birds, well I am afraid that once again “All Downhill” is going to douse you in disappointment. These eggs are a couple of millimetres across and I suspect they are our old friend, Tessaratoma papillosa. Actually these are our new friends, as they must by definition be first instar.
I think they are quite cute. If a stink bug can be cute.
Now this chap is positively abundant but so bored was I that I agreed to take its picture. It is a cotton bug, Physopelta gutta. And try putting that through a spell check or auto correct. It seems to be ungoogleable, although listening to the BBC World Service (the planet’s best wireless channel) I learned that in Sweden the local language version, “ogooglebar” has been removed from the list of the top ten new words. As Swedish tends to sound as if you are gargling with a mouth full of marbles I think we might go further and ban the entire language. Indeed any language other than Welsh and perhaps, at a push, English, should be stricken. My sole exposure to the Swedish language has been, if I recall correctly, Bjorn Borg’s Jacques Tati impressions on centre court, 4 happy-go-lucky Elvis-suited, Eurovision stars called ABBA and the chef in The Muppet Show. So I apologise if I offend anybody. Perhaps Swedish is a decent language but speaking it will forever remain, I fear, a minority sport. I digress and at length. Again.
And because I guess that at some stage my old mucker Steve will drop by, I decided I ought to lob in a couple of flowers. This ought to be a Yellow Flag Iris in the vernacular and if it isn’t I’d like to know the reason why.
And this is along the lines of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.
I think it may be a rather lonely Hainan Galangal but I’m not betting my non-existent mortgage on it.
There are a few more shots from the dash between the showers today but frankly if I’m bored with shots of Copera ciliata, then I’m sure you must be too. And not a baby bird to be seen. But the bugs are rather grand. Well worth going out for. I hope you agree.