We awoke early this morning confidently expecting to have our water supply restored. Wrong. It did start again at 11am, 22 hours after it was temporarily cut off. But in the heat I was a very unhappy bunny and whilst Mrs. Ha decided to head off to CC2’s apartment for a shower I decided to grab a camera and go for a walk up the hill.
I confess I struggled badly and considered giving up as the fatigue did not take long to overwhelm me. I made it half way up and then returned. I am tracking my BP and HR quite closely and the BP is fine but still my resting HR is a bit erratic even with a double strength dose of the calcium channel blockers. Still, I came back with some reasonable images for handheld (rather shaky handheld I admit). This was my bug of the day: Oides maculatus
What a star! A couple of splendid arachnidae. The top one is of the genus Opiliones I am told. I know them as Harvestmen.
The two butterflies are Discophora sondaica tulliana (vernacular Common Duffer) and below, Lethe europa, Bamboo Tree Brown.
And because the moths moan if they are left out, here are Scopula propinquaria and another Scopula, which I cannot ID to species level. Both are Geometrids, Sterrhinae.
And that was it. Right now the water coming out of the kitchen tap is black. Things are looking down. And that is it for May. June may soon be bustin’ out all over. Lucky June.