Creepy Creeps

Creeps on thistleCreeps on thistleI went to look for the caterpillar on the thistle plant. Yes, it’s still there. There also was a spider so I took a couple of photos. When editing I wondered what are those tiny black spots. I cropped it. Eeeek ! They are tiny creepy creeps. I know, they are so small but, I’m a wimp and the smaller a thing the more creepy to me. I told my husband to have the plant removed today. Anyway, the plant didn’t even belong in my day lily bench. Bye plant, bye tiny creepy insects.

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Bumblebee & Caterpillar

Bumblebee on pink thistleBumblebee on pink thistleI was photographing pink thistles yesterday when a bumblebee landed on one of them. Great color hair. It looks so soft I almost wanted to touch it.

ThistleThistle/BurdockThistle/Burdock/caterpillarI have been looking forward to see what kind and color the flowers of the “huge thistle” in my flower bench will look like. The plant now is about 130 cm tall and the “flowers” look like burdock. I took some photos and was about to leave when I saw this beautiful green/white with a bit of yellow caterpillar. He was eating the leaves and had already had plenty of them.

More Nostalgic Feelings

Here are some photos from yesterday of the steam train and Borgå old town.

Nostalgic feelings

For weeks we had been discussing whether to take the nostalgic steam train trip from Helsinki to Porvoo or maybe to go by car and make a stop to shoot a video clip and take photos at my childhood station Hinthaara/Hindhår. We decided to go by car. We made the stop in Hinthaara/Hindhår. Then went to Porvoo/Borgå to take some more photos of the train and also to visit the old town. 

Broad-bodied chaser

Our good friends invited us for afternoon coffee yesterday. It was a lovely, warm day. Suddenly I saw this dragonfly. I said, oh, look, look ! ? My friend said it’s a dragonfly. She had searched for information about it on the internet and found out it is a broad-bodied chaser. I have never seen this kind of dragonfly and my friend said neither has she. According to Wikipedia it is one of the most common dragonflies in Europe and Asia. I wish I had had my tripod with me. Without it, the photos are what they are. Thank you dear friends for having us and for the delicious rhubarb pie.