Caterpillar, Toad and Bee

07 Aug

Our Nasturtiums in the edible trough are/were infested with caterpillars. I have taken up everything, the lettuces and the Violas were finished really though I have left the various Thymes, some Borage and the chives. I will re-plant tomorrow with Pak Choi for the winter.  Although  he  is  a  voracious  Cabbage  White  he is very beautiful!

There is a distinctly Autumny feeling to the days albeit we are still in August and I was clearing up leaves this afternoon when I saw them move of their own volition. On closer inspection, I found a tiny toad. He is hard to see in the photo but worth the find.

The bees are loving the Clematis Bill Mackenzie which we have growing up a trellis just outside the kitchen window.  It adds a very lovely  brightness  to  our  view.



3 responses to “Caterpillar, Toad and Bee

  1. Arkenaten

    August 7, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Love the toad!
    Looking for it was a bit like Where’s Waldo!
    Nasturtiums are wonderful plants. I use them on occasion in salads.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 7, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      We love them too, leaves and flowers. Did you know that the seed pods can be pickled and , apparently, are like capers? I haven’t ever tried them. 🙂

      • Arkenaten

        August 7, 2019 at 7:40 pm

        No, I had never heard of this.


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