Saturday, April 9, 2016

Early winter critters

This week I have another eclectic mix of critters, animals, flora and man-made phenomena.
Two crazy dogs running on the golf course
I spotted a contrail, focused and clicked
When I downloaded the photos, I was thrilled...
... to see the airplane! 
Underfoot, I photographed the teeniest wildflowers
These are minute buds of a weed

A small white flower intricate perfection
Back home under my office window, Rina's dahlia is blooming again

 While in the garden with John yesterday, I noticed this critter walking along the driveway. I lifted it on a leaf and placed it in a pot plant - out of harm's way
I follow Caterpillar Rearing Group on Facebook. I posted my photos there and soon had a positive ID
It's a graphic ermine moth
A dapper little critter, ain't it?
 After two days of good rains, the weather has turned icy cold (well, icy cold for a warm-blooded African like I am) Temps are maximum 14 deg!
So it's fire-in-the grate-time!

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here



  1. a nice fire you have! cute caterpillar and fun-loving pups.

  2. That looks like a lovely fire to sit beside. Love the critter you found in your garden and I love all the wild flowers you found on your walk. I hope you have a great weekend.

  3. Hello Jo, I love the shot of your dogs running free. The Caterpillar is cool and I love the dahlia. The fire looks warm and cozy. We had some snow this morning, our winter does not want to leave. Great post! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  4. I love that carrying a camera gives me a whole new view of the world. And now that I think like a lens (sorta), I don't even have to have the camera with me :)

  5. pause a moment and try to guess which photos i like BEST... ready? did you guess? FIRE FIRE love yur fire.. i want one of those.. fine looking critter and a great idea to find it on FB.. i rarely see them here or I would try that..

  6. Wonderful series of nature shots and fun critters ~ ^_^

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  7. Nice to see you still have some flowers blooming with winter on its way.


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