Sunday, March 26, 2006
This is my girl Molly. She is a Kelpie cross and a beautiful natured dog who loves to chasea ball and especially, to jump high and pluck them from the air! Here I think she looks like a ballet dancer. Taken February 2006.
Photo Friday theme this week is smooth. This is a succulant plant I have in a pot out the back. The leaves are very smooth. I don't know what it is called and really, its lucky to be alive! I am not much of a gardener I'm afraid!
Friday, March 17, 2006
These are Greenants. They may have a proper name? I don't know. When I was visiting the rainforest in far North Queensland , I saw these everywhere, and I mean everywhere! They are about seven centimetres long and an iridescent green colour.
This is a Greenants Nest. It is a mass of dead leaves they stick them together somehow and make a nest high up in the trees.
Oh, Here we go, I found some info:
"Green Ants (Oecophylla sp)are extremely common in Far North Queensland and build large nests in trees by sticking the leaves at the end of branches together to create a sort of globular home. They clamber all over the tree containing their nest and serve to protect it from invaders. These ants are often found in fruit trees.
When the unsuspecting person tries to help themselves to some tasty fruit to eat, the aggressive green ants drop down on them and start biting. Their bite is not very painful but several ants attacking simultaneously can be rather uncomfortable." From Here: http://www.wettropics.gov.au/pa/pa_ants.html
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
This photo was taken at Thala Beach Resort, Far North Queensland, Australia. It is the very large Golden Orb Spider. The web of the spider is a golden colour when caught by the sunlight. This spider is as big as my hand, perhaps a little bigger.