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44 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

WHOOPS!    Sorry Mark.

 

Allan

 

As you say on the other thread.........👓

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9 hours ago, Sally R said:

 

I actually wonder if the bee was drunk 😂  It seems to have half fallen asleep while feeding on nectar with its arms just managing to hold itself up while it has fallen on its behind 🤣  I've actually seen bees drunk on nectar before, unable to fly straight and trying to land on a flower but keep kind of missing and then rolling off it. I was curious if there was a video of this phenomenon and just found this one of drunk bees in slow motion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSqknjdKJ3c

 

Hilarious! I’ve never seen a drunk bee.

The last time I felt like that, I thought it just made me dance better! Delusional, of course. I was definitely limber, though. Close to sliding under the table limber.  Those Mai Tais will sneak up on you because you just taste all the delicious fruit juices, not the liquor. You don’t want to start slurping them on an empty stomach, I learned. 2 1/2 drinks did me in until I ate.

Those days are behind me.

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Love-in a mist- never had (or spotted!) this in the garden before. Nigella (something- doesn't look big enough for damascena, John?..........)

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Serbian bellflowers...put these up last year....it's been a whole year!........just outside the kitchen...

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1 hour ago, Sally R said:

 

I've never been much of drinker (and not at all now), but the few times I've been sozzled involved beverages with fruit juices. One involved some sort of purple fruit from Africa, and I remember hearing myself say things but having no control over what I was saying.

 

I visited New Zealand in 2018, and they have a large pigeon there called the Kereru that is known for getting drunk on fermented fruit. I got to see some though none were drunk at the time. They are loveable, plump birds. This is a video of some drunk ones:

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2018/oct/15/inebriated-kereru-pigeons-binge-on-fruit-punch-video

Aww, poor birds! Very funny, though. I wonder if they get cirrhosis of the liver? 😂

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23 minutes ago, Sally R said:

 

Well, the funny thing is, a nice couple who have been rehabilitating birds for decades in NZ have opened a detox centre for kereru at their wildlife rehab place. A story ran on a NZ news channel about it https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/wed-better-open-up-brewery-jokes-veteran-rescuer-drunk-kerer-numbers-soar

😁 Now I get to worry about birds on the other side of the world!

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I've never seen a live one, but this is what the magpies left of a stag beetle (Lucanus cervus I assume) so we must have a healthy garden then. Or an unhealthy one, as they like rotten wood. Not so healthy for this one though.

I now have the bits in a matchbox like some horrid small boy. One of the legs still articulates.

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

I've never seen a live one, but this is what the magpies left of a stag beetle (Lucanus cervus I assume) so we must have a healthy garden then. Or an unhealthy one, as they like rotten wood. Not so healthy for this one though.

I now have the bits in a matchbox like some horrid small boy. One of the legs still articulates.

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Do you do a "Compo" and scare the ladies with it?

 

Allan

 

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This one seems to have died a death so.........I got a birthday present. It measures 90mm and it's very sharp.

Gartden spider Araneus diadematus scoffing a fruit fly (click through for the gruesome detail); rosemary beetle chrysolina americana on sage.

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7 minutes ago, BobD said:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

 

 

Nice but this thread has always been for new images. An incentive to continued efforts if you will.

Better go and swat yourself a fresh one🤩

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2 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Nice but this thread is meant for new images.

 

The thread header is ' Post a beautiful nature image ' not ' post a NEW nature image ' Mr policeman.

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So it does but they've all been new for some time. Certainly for most of this year. Anyone can go back into their library. I've used it for my ongoing "wildflowers in the garden" set.

5 minutes ago, BobD said:

Mr policeman

Don't be like that. It's supposed to be an uplifting thread.

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25 minutes ago, BobD said:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

 

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OR eye's of the beholder.

 

Allan

 

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33 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

 

Don't be like that. It's supposed to be an uplifting thread.

 

Then why criticize him for a post that made me smile.

 

Paulette

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17 hours ago, NYCat said:

 

Then why criticize him for a post that made me smile.

 

Paulette

Don't be like that. It's supposed to be an uplifting thread. With new images.

 

 

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5 hours ago, BobD said:

 

The thread header is ' Post a beautiful nature image ' not ' post a NEW nature image ' Mr policeman.

You are correct. Some of the images I’ve posted here are several years old. If you have something from 10 years ago you want to share, post it.

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2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

Unsure now we have no John Richmond, but I think this is amaurobius similis, lace weaver spider.

 

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Could also possibly be a false widow spider, but I'm no expert.

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