It always feels good to return to blogging, and I have many photos to share with you. Every morning Pedro and I took a walk together, after Pedro had taken his walk which also included running uphill. He is so fit, but also so patient, and he adapted to my gait when we were together, and held my arm when we walked down steps. Normally he spends a lot of time on the computer in his job, which is a book designer. He is a graphic artist specialising in page composition, and he and his father also design book covers. Whilst he was here, he also worked each morning before his walk. Here are a few photos I took on our outings.
Early morning skies
On our first walk we saw a Jersey-tiger moth, a diurnal moth as well as nocturnal moth. It came flying towards us and luckily came to rest on the stone balustrade. It's a striking looking moth in repose but even more beautiful in flight.
We walked down a number of pathways keeping in the shade.
This was another flying insect which came flying towards us. It was huge, and quite scary, but beautiful at the same time. I managed to take one photo before it flew away. Anyone know what it is?
It was larger than any wasp or hornet, so I'm still searching for the ID.
My thanks to Cloudia from Comfort Spiral for the ID of this insect. It is a Milesia (fly) the European species Milesia craniformis. It is the genus of a very large Hoverfly and although larger, is a convincing mimic of the Hornet species.
Some unusual sky shots.