Saturday, January 16, 2010

All things small and beautiful ..........

Today I found this little fellow sunning himself on the leaf of  my hibiscus .

No more than a cm. in size he has the most amazing colors of a vivid blue and a sea green .

Do enlarge to see the spectrum of colors radiating from his wings that are oh so gossamer thin and delicately transparent...


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Snake in the grass

This created quite a storm in the early morning teacup !

Agreed it wasn't the snake itself but the skin it had shed , yet it was quite fascinating .

Do click on the pictures to take a good look .

You can even see the 'eyes' of the molting !

The picture showing the belly having a slight rip truly needs to be enlarged to see just how fragile and transparent the skin is .