Old Stripey

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

There have been quite a few of these around this summer – mostly on our parsley plants but also a few like this on the wild carrot (Daucus carota) that has established itself happily in the unmown areas of our ex-lawn.

I find the contrast of the rather formal striped coat on the caterpillar with the tight, random whorls of the “flower becoming a seed capsule” of the plant rather appealing. Coordinated colours too.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 24 August, 2019
  • Focal length: 189.74mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2019-08-24T17:24:31-04:00August 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

We first came across this native perennial flower beside a forest stream at Kenauk and were immensely pleased when we discovered it was happy to be cultivated. This specimen lives beside the waterfall in the garden and was not transplanted from the wild. Gorgeous.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 4 August, 2019
  • Focal length: 87.11mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

Note: this is the first “new” posting of an image to this re-invented website – the previous four were taken from the archives for the visitor’s entertainment. 

By |2019-08-04T15:04:48-04:00August 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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