It's a long time since I shared a few flowers from the garden, and Camelias are looking pretty just now.
The early Daffodils didn't last long, but I enjoyed their cheerful yellow blooms whilst they lasted.
Another Camelia, .. I love them, and the garden soil is acidic so they do really well, as do the Azaleas.
This delicate pink Camelia is not in bloom at this time of year, but I wanted to share it with you today.
One last Camelia,
This Mole Cricket found in our pool, was recued by hubby, and immediately started to burrow underground. They make extensive tunnel systems that may reach a depth of over a metre
The European Mole Cricket, Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa, the scientific name derives from the latin, "gryllus" meaning cricket, and "talpa" mole, because of it's similarity to the mole both in looks and subterranean habits. It's body is brown, and covered in fine velvity hairs, and the forelegs are modified for digging.
We were going down towards our main gate, when we saw this pretty duck sitting by one of our water tanks
If you would like to see more critters or birds, click on the links below. My thanks to Stewart, Eileen, and Anni for hosting these wonderful memes. WILD BIRD WEDNESDAYS
I'D RATHER B BIRDIN
The flowers are blooming nicely in your garden! Our camellias usually go brown quickly because of the frosts.
I was really intrigued by the mole grasshopper as I never knew of them before!
That was a really great photo of the visitor at your gate! He looked you fair & square in the eye!
Have a fun weekend!
Those flowers are beautiful.
Beautiful flowers !!!!! Spring is almost here!!!! 😀 I loved your last post with all those unusual shaped trees!
Hello. Beautiful flowers. Amazingly looking creature that Mole cricket. Greetings.
gorgeous blooms! love the 3rd + 4th ones especially! the cricket is very interesting too! have a beautiful weekend!
your flowers look lovely but I would not want Mr Mole Cricket in the pool! Have a wonderful weekend.
Muy lindas las camelias. Buen día.
Hello, your flowers are all beautiful. The mole cricket looks big. Sorry, it ended up in your pool. The duck is cute! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!
Beautiful series of images of flowers and animals.
All captured perfectly, my favorite is picture number one.
Best regards, Irma
Mole Cricket is new to me. Have to research this a little!
Very beautiful and pretty flowers.
Oh, I love these beautiful flowers !!!
I don't want to see such a worm in my garden...!
Excellent images, I love the insect!
Oh, Camellias are one of my favorites! Yours are beautiful! A very interesting mole cricket...I'd never heard of them before. And a cute duck visitor.
Oh your Spring flowers are making beautiful memories for me. Those flowers don't bloom in this part of Florida (too hot I guess) but we used to grow camellias and daffodils when we had our home in Oregon. (In our other life, before we retired to travel). Your pictures are just beautiful.
Is that a Muschovy Duck? [I'm not sure I spelled that correctly]
The cricket is phenomenal!! And the flowers, I LOVED the light, soft, pink one the best. And the daffodil. Spring has arrived in your garden...and it's beautiful.
Thanks for sharing this weekend, at I'd Rather B Birdin'. All of us, the birders within us, appreciate you taking time to add your link!!
What clear beautiful photos of the flowers! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane
What an interesting insect! Beautiful captures!
Our camelia is coming out too despite the snow!
What a nice treat to see all those beautiful blooms this morning!! And that spunky looking duck, gorgeous light in that imagè!!
I love the camelias, they're all gorgeous! We only have them in greenhouses.
Loved the photos, feels good to see those pretty flowers and the interesting cricket and pretty duck. I'd like to invite you to share your flowers with Today's Flowers. The addy is:
No pressure, lol :) Just a thought.
That mole cricket looks fascinating!
Beautiful! I read the story about how you came to enjoy photography. It's wonderful that photography became something so important to you after initially loving other artistic endeavours. Nice surprises are always around the corner.
I came back to thank you for linking to Today's Flowers. That was so sweet of you and I appreciated it tremendously :)
the blooms are so beautiful, i especially enjoyed the peachy camellia. the daffodil is pretty one, i like the 2 tone ones, as you've shown, with the bigger cups!!! i can't wait to see mine!!!
Truly beautiful close-up shots and that is quite a handsome duck.
hard to say what end is what on the cricket :) Cool images :)
That mole cricket is great - I have only ever seen one!
You hit the nail on the head with the 'kid at heart' - or some people would jus say immature!
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
A wonderful gallery of spring images. Beautiful pictures!
The Mole Cricket looks to be a very interesting insect. I love seeing the huge crickets in Menorca each year but I'm still note sure what they are but might be Aiolopus strepens or Egyptian Grasshopper?
Hi Sonjia, What can I say. I think it has all beed said.
Beautiful flowers, and very instructive closeups and description of the mole cricket. I have never seen one.
The flowers are I really, really nice.
Beautiful and bright colors, and that we need now spring will start :-) I also find it very interesting to see a Mole Cricket. I have not seen such a beast and I did not know of the existence.
I wish you a very happy evening.
That is information for me - about The European Mole Cricket,
A delightful series of captures - thank you for sharing (and visiting)!
Beautiful flowers. Another bird I have never seen before, I like how the red is around the eye to the beak area.
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