Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the weird and the wonderful

Found this stick insect basking in the sunshine. If it hadn't moved I would never have seen it. An amazing creature, looking just like a dry twig.
Here is the Ox tongue lilly in bloom. I took this picture last week and have been waiting for ite leaves to appear so I can show how it gets its name, but it seems to take forever. Having said that, tomorrow they will probably start to emerge from the soil.
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Mickle in NZ said...

I have the wonderfully weird stick insects in my urban wilderness of a garden. They are both brown and green, of many varied sizes and end up in the strangest places inside my wee home without any clues as to how they got in.

All get rescued and gently placed outside again... unlike the much spoiled rescue cat who lives a gentle life mostly inside. Zebbycat wouldn't know what to do if faced with a big stick insect inside, he struggles with moderately sized moths.

Life is tough when you're a rescue cat loved by Mickle, especially if you return the love with much snuggled up affection and many daily hours of purring to yourself in contented happiness.

Cor, I did something right in adopting the purrball.

Hope the wonderful plant is now putting out leaves, and your new designer hip is doing its bit.

Care, laughter and huggles, Mickle and Zebbycat.

Olive said...

Hi Michelle, I was lucky to find the stick insect on the top of the bush because I'm still having trouble bending to take a picture. I went to see my local GP yesterday and he told me that the recovery period for some hip replacement recipients can be up to.......6 months !
SIX MONTHS??? I gnash my teeth when I see the weeds happily blooming in my garden, setting seeds for the next season's lot of weeds. Oh well......
If I come back after, I want to be a rescue cat, and maybe, be chosen to live at your house !