I picked some Mulberries this morning & while cleaning & removing the stems before putting them in a pie, I found this tiny while spider in the bowl
He's smaller than the fingernail on my pinkie finger & is stained pink from the Mulberries just like my hands are.
He sure is a cute little guy, I left him on my maidenhair fern on the deck, hopefully he will be able to avoid the darn Indian Miner bird, that eat every spider & bug in the garden
A world without honey bees would not be a world at all
Our bees are dying at a rapid rate.
Charles Darwin once said that “The life of man would be made extremely difficult if the bee disappeared.”
So it’s safe to say that Darwin, if he was still alive, would be more than a little concerned to know that over fifty per cent of the world’s honey bee population have died.
Why should you care? Because bees are responsible for pollinating 70 per cent of the world’s horticulture and agricultural crops, so without them we simply would not have fresh fruit and vegetables - in fact, we would all starve within five years, because nothing could be pollinated.
I found these feathers while on my morning walk, I love the 'oil slick' colours on the side, they only show when you hold the feather a certain way. I think they come from the Crested Pigeon, which is pretty common in suburbia here in Australia. http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/crested-pigeon
I'm from New Zealand & I now live in the hills behind the beautiful Gold Coast in south eastern Queensland, Australia. I learnt to use a needle & thread at young age, so beading was a natural progression of that. I love to bead & I am a self confessed Bead Addict, for which there is no cure, nor do I want one if it ever becomes available. Recently I have taken up photography & have no idea where this will take me but I'm up for the journey