Whilst at home I noticed some toadstools in the front yard. From a distance they looked white and boring ... but get up close and they have quite a nice texture and pattern to them.
|Front yard toadstool ... lovely patterns and textures.|
Interesting. When you stop to look at things instead of just taking a casual glance you see so much more. You may remember me taking about this in a previous posts? The picture from this earlier post has caused a bit of interest of late, and the poem ... well have a read and tell me what you think.
|Are these teethmarks on the toadstool? If they are ... who or what made them?|
Somewhat fascinated with this discovery I started to look for more toadstools and came across the sight you see in the third image. No toadstools ... but a hint that toadstools were there at one time. Perhaps the toadstools in my yard are particularly tasty? Can't say I'm ready to try them just yet, but I am intrigued as to whether they are edible and what creature has been having a bit of a nibble. Can you tell me from the images if they'd be safe to eat?
|Remains of two toadstools ... but what has been eating them? Snails? Hedgehog?|
Back inside the house looking through the dining room window I noticed some lovely light on some strange flowers. I still don't know what this plant is yet am sure somebody has told me. The light was quite lovely, but then I noticed the flies and wasps. Shame I don't have a macro lens. These few shots were taken with a 50mm lens focussed as close as it would go at a wide aperture of f4 in an attempt to get a nice blurry background. Click on the images to see them a little bigger and, if you know what the plant is called, perhaps add a comment so I'll be able to remember!
|Flies enjoying the nectar ... did you notice the iridescent bug in the bottom right of the image?|
|Wasps enjoying the nectar also. Apparently at one time NZ didn't have any wasps ... they were introduced.|