Strolling Through My Garden

No Gravatar

I had a little stroll through my garden this morning, camera in hand.

I always check for insects. There are plenty of bugs that chew on my leaves, but I don’t worry much about foliage loss. Plants grow so quickly here that the insects can hardly keep up. If it were not for the bugs, we’d be buried in plants.

My insect inspection each morning is mostly so that I can see what might be posing nicely for a photograph. This tiny green spider is busy eating his breakfast – a juicy fly with polka-dot wings:

A little green spider enjoying his breakfast

If you click to enlarge, you’ll see that the spider has eight eyes. I’ve shown other spiders on Madang – Ples Bilong Mi here, and here.

I have many varieties of Coleus in my garden. They always make intriguing patterns to photograph:

Green and red coleusFixing on patterns now, I’m stopping at a coconut tree to see what the lichens are up to:

Lichens on coconut tree

Can’t get my mind off of patterns – probably leftover nitrogen from my last dive. It can make you a little trippy. These flame-tree leaves are too, too green:

Flame Tree leaves

This has to be the weirdest panorama that I’ve done. It spreads over more than 400°. You can see the house and car twice. It looks nothing like our front yard, yet everything that is visible in the yard is in the photo – just wildly distorted:

Dizzying front-yard panoramaOooo, head is spinning now. It’s Sunday. I’m going for a nap.

Be Sociable, Share!
Tags: , , , , ,

7 Responses to “Strolling Through My Garden”

  1. Crashing Servers - Passing Clouds | Madang - Ples Bilong Mi Says:

    […] I looked up to see if there were any orchid flowers, I noticed some interesting lichens growing on the […]

  2. Oh My. The Sky! | Madang - Ples Bilong Mi Says:

    […] sky, rainy orange sky, orange horizon sky, an orange lily. orange fish, orange vegetables, and a strange orange lichen on my coconut trees. I suppose you’ve had your fill of orange for a […]

  3. Yeah, Man! Give Me That EXTREME Science! | Madang - Ples Bilong Mi Says:

    […] My pathetic little contribution to science (and art, I dare say) comes in the form of these two images that I captured yesterday morning. I’m trying to take the perfect picture of this spider. It’s been featured here before here, here and here: […]

  4. Start With Fish! | Madang - Ples Bilong Mi Says:

    […] As any fool can see, it’s a spider, a very familiar spider, on a yellow flower. I cannot stop taking pictures of these amusing little spiders. They are certainly prolific. On many days there will be one of these little fellows on nearly every blossom. I suspect that it also has a very specialised hunting technique targeted to insects that feed on and pollinate these flowers. It is obviously an ambush predator, as are many spiders. It does not depend on its web, which you can see if you click to enlarge. The web wraps around the central parts of the flower and may or may not take part in the capture. These spiders eat tiny striped-wing flies on which I have often seen them feeding. […]

  5. The Coconut Tree Community | Madang - Ples Bilong Mi Says:

    […] lichens are a symbiotic conglomeration of fungi and either an algae or a cyanobacteria. So, a lichen is neither beast nor foul, so to speak, but some crazy combination of radically different organisms […]

  6. Angela Says:

    You are a very interesting person:) I love your photos. The textures and colors are wonderful.

  7. MadDog Says:

    Angela, thanks for those kind complements. I’m happy that you like my images and I always feel good when someone says that I’m interesting. I really don’t much care how they mean it. It’s the opposite of dull, so whatever it means it’s probably good. Hee-hee.