Turtle, Baby Swallows and Mullein Moth Caterpillar

10 Jul

1   On this gloriously sunny day we went to visit friends for a Pool Party!  The sun lit up the surface of the water and made a lovely turtle shaped shadow.

Turtle in the pool

Turtle in the pool

2   There was a nest of swallows in their shed and the babies were just getting ready to fly. Just before we arrived there were five babies lined up on the beam. When we went in to look, one little baby was clinging to the wall and another was still in the nest but all the others seemed to have flown out into the sunshine to join their parents.

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“I’m staying here in our nest.”

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“How do I get off here now?”

3   Some very beautiful and voracious Mullein Moth caterpillars were devouring Scrophularia nodosa – there was hardly a leaf to be seen, just a few flowers left. There were at least a dozen on each plant, very busily munching away.

Mullein moth caterpillar having shredded Scrophularia nodosa

Mullein Moth Caterpillar shredding Scrophularia Nodosa


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9 responses to “Turtle, Baby Swallows and Mullein Moth Caterpillar

  1. Alex Autin

    July 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Beautiful picture of the caterpillars!

  2. Colline

    July 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Such beautiful caterpillars.

  3. Marilyn Griffin

    July 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Not sure that I like the caterpillars…but, they are so colorful!…
    saw lots of Swallows in Gatlinburg TN… under a bridge… when we were rafting…

  4. Gray Dawster

    July 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    A nice photographic combination my
    friend and the floating turtle looks fun 🙂
    Have a superb start to your Thursday
    and be good, just like me 🙂

    Andro xx

  5. mixedupmeme

    July 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

    That turtle has the right idea…….heading straight for the pool.

  6. valeriedavies

    July 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    What wonderful caterpillars…and a darling little anxious swallow !!!

  7. budgetcookingblog

    July 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I love that photo of the caterpillars. LIfe’s rich pageant!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 13, 2013 at 8:59 am

      I’m checking spam every day now and have had to unspam you and others! 🙂

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    July 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Haha for a minute I thought that was a real turtle 😛



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