Monday, September 06, 2010

Fairies in the Garden.

While here we met a couple, Chris Anna, who were here on holiday and invited them up to the house for a beer and a look around. At one point Chris wandered off to take some pictures. He sent this one by email. It seems we have fairies in the garden. Look towards the centre and top of the picture.

6 comments:

Michael Stone said...

That's not a fairy, it's something from Starship Troopers! Call the marines!

Ian said...

Somewhere, Arthur Conan Doyle is
smiling.

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

on Spatterjay we call 'em jet winged brain eating mollydarts.

Jebel Krong said...

kill it with fire! 0.o

Neal Asher said...

It's one of those big bugger crickets I reckon. When they land it sounds like someone dropped the cutlery draw.

Chrish said...

Hi Neal,

Did some asking round and a lady (Clio) at livingincrete.com tells me this:

To coin an apposite literary phrase (do you know about the Cottingley fairies?) it's elementary dear Watson.

I think what you have got there is the back view of a hovering Mud Dauber Wasp (you don't want to know about Mud Dauber Wasps...)

A jolly pic here:

http://pestcemetery.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/picture-34.png

They really are rather beautiful things, and they make the most amazing nests, the nature of which isn’t always immediately obvious. If you find something like a block of pumice stone in an inconspicuous corner of a ceiling, or tucked behind a water pipe, you might want to remove it….

http://pictures.hamzy.info/blog-photo-2N8I4027.JPG

So...she might be right but I, being hopelessly romantic, would have preferred it to be a fairy...