Something Good is Gonna Happen

I have been watching these plants grow for weeks. I am very excited because I know what it means and I know what is going to happen. Summertime.

Spear ThistleThese are Spear Thistles, Cirsium vulgare. There are loads of them here and I am waiting for them to flower.

Spear ThistleSo I have to write this post tonight because there isn’t any time left.

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear ThistleAnd what is so exciting about Spear Thistles?

Heh heh heh… Just wait and see.

All the little animals love Spear Thistle.

Female Marmalade Hoverfly

Female Marmalade Hoverfly

Female Marmalade Hoverfly

Female Marmalade Hoverfly

Female Marmalade Hoverfly

Female Marmalade Hoverfly

Female Marmalade Hoverfly

Female Marmalade HoverflyThe little animal above is a female Marmalade Hoverfly. You can tell the sexes apart and this goes for all Hoverflies, because the male’s eyes meet in the middle and the female’s are spaced apart, as above.

BTW. Sorry I have just got to add something and I am sorry if you have already read this post and moved on. You might think that picture above is sharp. It is nothing to do with me or my camera. The picture is as sharp as it is because that little fly is not moving at all. It is perfectly still and balanced in mid air. It is an awesome feat of flying. Don’t you think?

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