Summer on the fly

butterfly wild4

On Saturday I paid another visit to Mount Usher and although it was a flying visit I did spend time to watch a tortoiseshell butterfly sipping nectar from wild flowers in some long grass. I shot into the light so they are not the best portraits of butterflies but I liked the light.

butterfly wild2

butterfly wild

Back to some real gardening tomorrow with a few tomatoes picked and tasted including this one – yes this IS how it is supposed to look…

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5 Comments on “Summer on the fly”

  1. derrickjknight
    August 31, 2015 at 7:37 am #

    Against the light is good

  2. Dan
    August 31, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    Are those lobes or individual tomatoes? Really interesting!

    • thebikinggardener
      August 31, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

      they are lobes of tomatoes. the fruits are really variable – while a tomato usually has two or three locules or segments and a beefsteak has more, this one has fruits that are made up of many distinct segments that can be snapped off. A very odd thing – and more in tomorrow’s post in eight hours πŸ™‚

      • Dan
        August 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm #

        That’s really fascinating. And I won’t ask any more questions until tomorrow!

      • thebikinggardener
        August 31, 2015 at 11:10 pm #

        lol – good night from here and good afternoon there πŸ™‚

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