Thursday, October 18, 2012

Just Visiting




Let me share snaps of some of the visitors I found in the garden today.


Golden Orb Weaver


Amongst the coriander seed pods


Hover Fly




And then I went visiting, having a quick look at another aged care centre, this one is in our own town. I have arranged for my parents-in-love to come and have a tour in about 10 days time, I think it may be what they are looking for.




It was very pleasant and is one of the very few centres in our area which is able to accommodate the differing levels of care required by each.




A brief garden stroll is the perfect way for me to begin and end each day. With summer fast approaching there seems to be an increase in garden activity of all kinds.

Many thanks for all your wonderful comments on Master J's photos and also my recent posts. I seem to have little time to blog reading at the moment as family requirements are quite high......

Thanks for dropping by,
Karen

PS All photos taken with my trusty old Lumix. I used my Raynox attachment for the two ladybug photos.


Sharing at This or That Thursday.

38 comments:

Pieni Lintu said...

Those bugs are so cool!

Tamar SB said...

That spider and web are just amazing! Great shots!

Jenni C's said...

i love your interesting visitors...

Stiletto said...

I am throughly fascinated with the photo of the Golden Orb Weaver. The Hover fly on the blue flower is lovely too.

Cinzia said...

Great shots!!!
Cinzia

Rosemary said...

Lovely spider .
The home you show looks to be light, airy, fresh, nicely decorated and the outside area appears to be a very pleasant place for sitting, plus of course it is handy for you. Hope it goes well when you take them there for a visit.

tinajo said...

Cool bugs, love the close-ups!

Ruth said...

Great bugs and I'm sure you will all find the right place for your in laws...it looks like a lovely place there.

Giga said...

Byłoby wspaniale, gdyby Rodzicom ten dom odpowiadał. Mielibyście blisko do nich. Zdjęcia owadów, jak zawsze zresztą, cudowne. Pozdrawiam.
It would be great if parents answer this house. You'd close them. Pictures of insects, as always, wonderful. Yours.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh Karen, that spider is exquisite!! I've never seen a golden orb before but we do here on the gulf coast of Texas have a yellow and black garden spider (argiope aurantia) that can get quite large, but I haven't run across any in a while.

Marek, Dorota, Alicja, Ela said...

Twoje zdjęcia to Mistrzostwo Świata! Są wspaniałe.

Sylvia K said...

You do have lovely, colorful bugs, Karen, and that's something I didn't think I'd ever say, but it's true! Looks like a great place for your parents-in-love!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

TheChieftess said...

Wow! I don't normally like bug macros but the spider is amazing! Well done! I hope you find the best solution for your family soon...I know how trying it is at this turn of life...

Diana Tavares said...

belas imagens:)

Birgitt said...

... such wonderful pictures,
especially the spider is terrific ...

warm greeting from Birgitt

Laure said...

J'aime particulièrement la coccinelle !!!
Biz Laure
http://ptitesphotosdelolo.blogspot.fr/

einfachtilda said...

Wieder mal wundervolle Makros.Fantastisch ♥

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Garden critters are one of my favorite things to photograph these days. Yours are amazing!

linda bowton said...

karen,
your garden 'friends' are so photogenic!!
^)^ linda

Joyful said...

What a lovely care home. I esp. love the way the patio deck is covered. I hope your parents in love will find a new home there.

Deanne Langford said...

Hope they find the right place soon- in the end it is just a waiting game for a vacancy!

Filip and Kristel said...

The 2nd and 4th picture are just super.

Greetings,
Filip

Shirley said...

I came across so many spiders this past summer that I felt like Little Miss Muffit..and I know if I ever came across this type of spider I would have been frightened away for sure, (even though it is a beauty)!!

Michelle said...

I do like the spider very much.

cococita said...

I am so glad to have found you again and it's an honour to enjoy your wonderful photography, especially because I really missed your colourful and fascinating photos! I have been very busy with a project, then my laptop crashed and I lost all my favourite blog connections ...

The ladybug is a very important and precious insect to me as it has brought and is bringing me luck quite often and also has a link with the little house of our own. That this post of yours contains two photos of ladybugs feels like kind of a sign for me!

Warm hug from Belgium. Soon, I will take the time to have a closer look to the blog posts I missed ...

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Dear Cococita, lovely you have found your way back here again! You could choose to "Follow" your favourite blogs and then you'll have a permanent record of them and could access new post via Google Reader. I try to keep up with favourite blogs this way.

Warn greetings from Australia!

Gillian Olson said...

Your close ups are amazing.
I hope you are able to find a suitable "home" for your parents in love. I have helped my Mum find a earlier this year and found it very stressful.

geanina said...

Great images!!! :)

Nikki said...

Wonderful images Karen. You certainly seem to have a lot of subjects to take photos of in your garden. I used to shoot with a Lumix as well. I loved the zoom.
The aged care facility looks like a nice place. I hope that you find a place that you are all happy with. Nikki

Jan said...

The garden inhabitants an interesting subject for a post, Karen.

Hope the home meets with aproval, we see so many where the residents don't get outside in the fresh air, and being local the family will be able to pop in without it being a major excursion.

Barb said...

Your insects are amazing - and what great shots! I love the last little ladybug.

Linda R said...

Once again you have me ohhhhing and Ahhhhing over your photos. They are gorgeous. That looks like a pretty nice home. That has to be a hard decision..

Hugs~

Karin M. said...

Wow, those are great pictures again. Such beautiful colors and super quality ...
Best regards, Karin

Linda Makiej said...

really wonderful !!

Doug Hickok said...

Fantastic close-ups of the garden insects. Your warm days are approaching, ours are receding. Early this morning, my wife and I went out to watch the shooting stars! What an amazing Earth we have!

Jana said...

cute+colourful visitors! good luck with all tasks+happy blogging...

Ocean Soul said...

Oh that trusty Lumix of yours never disappoints!

Liz said...

Lovely bug shots!! Your macros are always delightful.
An aged care facility in your town sounds great for all. It would certainly ease the load if they were close by!

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