Happy Easter everybody!
In a few weeks, when temperatures finally will rise and oak buds will unfold their first leaf , these two eggs will hatch and a new life cycle of the Purple Hairstreak will begin. I can't wait to follow it.
In the meantime I take care of myself with the AH Moestuintjes (vegetable seeds). Last year it was a big success for the Dutch white species. This year I will also try to tempt the Swallowtail again by sowing fennel; fennel is one of the larval foodplants of the Swallowtail. The fennel will be planted next to the buddlejas (butterfly bush) which are magnets for hungry butterflies.
Unfortunately, I'm not recovered yet from the backache. I'm still unable to stoop, lay down or walk 'normal' and quickly. As I bought an old Meyer Optik lens some weeks ago, my hunger to use this lens was growing day by day. Due to my physical restrictions I was unable to photograph in a 'normal' flower growing position so I had to use a trick. The Meyer Optik lens which I bought recently is the same I already have with the difference that the condition (coating) of the 'new' one is much better and the photos are a little bit sharper.
Fortunately, my finger was still able to find the shutter button and I made a lot of photos from this blue anemone. 99% of the photos have a sharp left flower. Later when I selected the photos, I preferred the right flower to be sharp. My brain hemisphere can't argue about tastes!
Yesterday, I had to wait almost all day long until the rain stopped; by that time this little creek was gone just like the footpath in the forest....they transformed, like Wanda, into mud paddles.
This morning I wanted to return to the creek for a walk and new photos but unfortunately I 'catched' a terrible backache and I'm unable to walk/photograph/drive.
A little bit isolated on my couch I'm dreaming about some nicer temperatures, less rain, butterflies and of course the return of my active life ;-).
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.