(lets out a barely audible snort)
Remember these tiny light bulb bugs devouring this paper wasp’s wing that I posted about some time ago?
Well I came across some more of these shy insects at the base of my cut back Mexican fire bush of all places and courtesy of http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2011/02/08/heteropteran-nymphs-resemble-red-light-bulbs/
who successfully identified them, I can now safely say they are:
(full-on snort) Largus species or Bordered Plant Bug.
Here is what the adult versions of them look like:
These bugs are the only ones I regularly see in my garden at this time of year, they are everywhere!
This week the ice melted and some intermittent warmer weather returned.
My fish remained very still in the deep dark icy waters of my stock tank, seemingly skeptical of the temporary warm reprieve.
Err, sorry William?
Yes I said ruptured.
This wounded agave was apparently trying to heal itself with the most amazing amber sap.
The same agave (different leaf) had buckled so far over a split had developed in it’s flesh,
In the end I had to give up, leaving the dying agave bleeding in the leaves that I should have picked up already, ruthless I know.
The prize for the most remarkable sight from the frost though, has to go once again to…
The fireworks exploding on this China berry,
and the massing plastic crowd, signified that today was
“They’re under starter’s orders…
…and they are off”…watch out for that notch in the plank, I mean hole in the road!
Co-pilots plotted their course,
the cars sped past some sad foxtail ferns and screamed around a massive celosia trunk.
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