So when I said to Georgia earlier in the week, "Find me some creepy crawlies." it didn't take her long to spot a beauty!
Eight year olds and their grandmothers are easily distracted. Russian Fudge sounded like more fun so the hunt was abondoned. But as she sat on the kitchen sink and stirred the fudge she leant out the kitchen window to look into the passionfruit vine which grows up the kitchen wall and announced there was a flower on the vine, the first this spring. I had to climb up on a chair (I seem to do a lot of that) to see for myself, then get back down to get the camera because that flower didn't look right to me. I reached out the window as far as I safely could and took a few shots. Georgia declared she could see an ant but I was more eager to see that flower up close on the computer screen.
Look, something has eaten a huge chunk of that leaf! What is that circular thing in the bottom left of the shot? And what are those black bits on the flower?:
There's another one on the flower! Oh yes, and there's that ant she saw.
And that flower is not as it should be.
Thank heavens for FSO. I might not be able to see them but there is proof of creepy crawlies in my garden.
I took just one more photo before my camera went toes up, like the subject. This is how I like to see cockroaches - they look a lot more interesting upside down (and quite dead).
The passionfruit vine has been treated, what to do about my dead camera is a greater problem.
I will distract myself from thinking about it by checking out the creepy crawlies from the rest of the team here.