Apologies for my recent absences - I am currently moving and while it's not particularly far from my where we are at the moment, there is still so much to do and the days are never long enough, but decorating is fun and it's good to be busy, but having said that I am looking forward to some sunshine and a break soon - if I had mystical meteorological powers I'd try and conjure up a nice, relaxing cool breeze and lots of sun!
However despite the interchangeable weather, there has been no shortage of photo opportunities this week - there have been Cardinal Beetles, Buzzards, Horse Flies, lots and lots of wild-flowers and Seagulls galore but I have forgotten my camera so many times this week, which is why I was so happy to get these ones of this curious little Horse Fly, who was having a rest on our windows yesterday.
I was quite glad this one was on the glass as I know these can give a bit of a nip and I was terrified by a huge one last year which had sneaked into the car, and I'm not scared of insects, but that one made me jump because it was so big! I was impressed with how large these guys can get - but I'll probably be admiring these from a distance!
It was cool to see them at an angle like this as well - it reminded me of those viewing cases in museums and zoos for ants and bees - it's nice to admire them from a safe viewpoint without disturbing them either.
I'm a little bit fascinated by their eyes, and I love the delicate detail on their wings.
This one made me laugh because he turned slightly and it looked like he was asking to be let in from where I was stood! After this he soon flew off though, so that was the end of this one's brief buggy photoshoot.
As always, I'm linking up with Jen over at Pierced Wonder, and you can get involved and check out the other posts by popping over to her blog - there are always brilliant photos and new blogs to check out!
Have a lovely weekend!