Reptile Ridge, Ladybird and Crocuses

22 Feb

I mentioned once before that our lovely neighbour’s brother is in Antarctica as part of the British Antarctic Survey. Yesterday he sent some photos and has given me permission to use this beautiful one, taken by Pete as he and a pal went for a stomp up Reptile Ridge, near the Rothera Base where they are working.

Adventure on Reptile Ridge, photo by Pete Hill

We’ve had a dry and sunny, thought still cold day and I had a walk around the garden before heading off to continue the weeding at the allotment.  I heard a bee but if flew off the purple Crocus just as I took the photo.

I was delighted to see a Ladybird at the back. I hope we don’t have another really bitter spell so these two precious creatures survive.


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10 responses to “Reptile Ridge, Ladybird and Crocuses

  1. Our Growing Paynes

    February 25, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    I get the feeling bees know when they are about to have their photo taken. I find that either they fly away or turn their back to me so I have to be very patient.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm

      You are right! 🙂 Patience is certainly needed. 🙂

  2. commonprose

    February 24, 2021 at 4:25 am

    Three especially terrific photos!

  3. ladysighs

    February 23, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Reptile Ridge. I read more about it and why it was so named.
    Another thing I learned from reading blogs. 🙂

  4. nrhatch

    February 23, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    The crocus blooms are wonderful ~ they proclaim SPRING!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 23, 2021 at 10:26 pm

      And today they have been beaten to the ground by the wild winds. 🙁

  5. Heyjude

    February 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    So nice that the crocuses finally had some sunshine so they could open! Those that haven’t succumbed to the wind and rain. They really are delicate little flowers for this time of year. The photo of the Antarctica is amazing.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 23, 2021 at 11:24 am

      And today the poor crocuses have been flattened!

      • Heyjude

        February 23, 2021 at 12:29 pm

        I imagine so. I am not going to look!


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