Sunny has not featured lately but he is still happy and healthy though he is moulting so not looking his most handsome. Today you can see him eating his favourite fresh food – calabrese; though he will eat lettuce too but virtually nothing else. You can treat this almost as a reaction test and try to stop it as he munches away, and there are a few flight images too. Have fun!
By the way, when he disappears he is either on a high perch or rummaging about in his sand!
Macro Monday answer
The mystery plant was a brugmansia.
This particular plant is a seedling that I hoped would be wonderful. But it is not the best. Though the flowers are large and very scented, and have the merit of opening lime green and changing to white and then apricot as they age, the plants are huge and very upright and seem to be short-day plants, only producing buds from August onwards – not a good trait.
White brugmansias always remind me of Georgia O’Keeffe, the American artist. I love her paintings even though the non-floral ones often have a touch of the gynecological about them! It was her paintings of daturas that first attracted my attention and that I still find the most alluring. I know that daturas and brugmansias are not quite the same but they are close enough! *
And when I went to the American Southwest it made me appreciate her work more.
* As a quick rule of thumb they are a bit like stalagmites and stalactites. Mites and daturas face up and tites and brigmansias hang down.