Spring season gradually appearing!

in Wednesday Walk3 years ago (edited)

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So great to see the early Spring colors emerging after a very cold winter with snow!

We took a short walk at a national park near the mountains to see what we could find.
I decided to place this post in the #wednesdaywalk channel of my good friend @tattoodjay.

And of course we were not disappointed.
It's early days yet as the 1st of September was our official Spring day amidst a lot of rainy days, but I have a feeling that this year a special bloom will explode on all of the fields!
Here's some early samples on show!

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Once again I have to admit that I am not a flower expert, but yes like most of us, I love their colors. I am more of an animal, birding and insect man. But nevertheless we all love nature don't we?

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This pink color above is what happens when you are in a hurry and you press the wrong button on your camera 😁
But I liked it and I hope that you do too.

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Thankfully I got the same Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly on another flower!

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Now this guy above is not a bee, although he dresses himself as a bee. He is actually a type of Horse fly.
He is of the family "Tabanidae" and his scientific name is "Rhigioglossa". They are all over the Western Cape here during the Spring season.

Information source: "Field guide to insects of South Africa"
Author: Picker, Griffiths and Weaving!

I am looking forward to sending you many more colors during our Spring season and of special interest to me are colors of the large Canola blooms.
Until next time then I salute all of you!

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Cannot TELL you how happy I am that we are heading into Spring now lol! Beautiful and bright photos :) !tip


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Oh yeah, Spring always lift the blankets off one's heart lol.

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Beautiful photos. Those are some clever insects... disguised as bees in order to scare away the enemies! 🤭

Mankind has much to learn from the tricks in nature my friend.

Thank you for popping in!

Ha ha 1st September you got some sunshine while we eventually got some rain. It was soft and steady all day long keeping the coast at a chilly degree all day long, which I love!

Flowers are stunning, yes much like you I battle to identify (drive myself crazy), the insects always a winner and the pink photograph turned out amazingly different.

Horseflies I avoid them they bite! On the other hand I am sure there are many varieties within this family too....

Interesting and fun day outing, thanks for taking us along Stephen.

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We are seriously wet here Lady Joan and I got some shots as usual of the advancing clouds, driven at high speed by the clouds. So I think much more rain will be headed to you guys.

Changed to stage 4 loadshedding here today. Already had two and another one at 8pm.

They say that there's an app that one can send a photo to for identification, but me and apps don't like each other much lol. I have a great struggle to type on a phone hahaha
Yeah, that pinkie looked so good that I decided to keep it and yes, I did thank the camera hahaha.

I don't know if these ones bite, but I remember the bite of the Tsetse flies lol.

Glad that you came along on the walk my friend.

Blessings and thank you for the kind tip and the token.

Ha ha, we had such high winds we watched a Hadadah go down the middle of the road at full tilt, my son retorted he would not like to have that fly straight at you in a car, don't think the bird had much control either....

Yes we having double dose of daily outages of 2 hours each. So glad I'm not in Johannesburg where they are always 4 hours long, hardly leaving any day to get anything done.

Have a great day.

Hahaha, I thought it was only us that had birds practicing jet flying in the gale force winds Lady Joan.
But I feel sorry for the tiny birds as they are all flying roundabouts to get to their destinations. No control for none both big sand small.

Debilitating these power shut downs and I now have to rush here with the replies as we are out at 8pm.
So glad that we left Johannesburg 2 years ago.

Blessings to all of you!

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Wow, a few days ago you showed us snowy mountains and today blooming flowers and busy insects, how cool is that, spring didn't want to lose a day it seems 😀

Beautiful photos which show the beauty of nature in spring, Zac 😀

This Horse fly looks more like a Hoverfly to me though (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoverfly). I have photographed a similar one lately (not the one in my tonight's post).


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Traces of the snow is still on the mountains Hannes, but the clouds keep them covered.
I took the photos during a break in the clouds and yes, it seems that Spring is in a hurry here.

Did you look on wikipedia at the "Rhigioglassa" my friend?
At first we also thought it was a Hoverfly, but this one has solid bands across his abdomen!

I will visit your post before the shut down!

Cheers and thanks!

I have seen only your photo and it looks like a Hoverfly. They have also solid bands. But I don't want to argue, because you have seen the complete insect and can compare better 😁

I'll try to edit the other Hoverfly I have photographed as soon as I can and make a post.


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I have a feeling that you might be right about my Hoverfly Hannes!

Have seen your post yesterday and you have certainly put some great photos together in the post my friend.
Looking forward to the next post.

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I think so too, Zac, but I know only a few insects here - how could I know yours 😊

I have a surprisingly quiet day and take advantage of that by editing some photos and preparing a post for tonight, but it will not be macro post. I prefer to edit the macros at home on the big screen.


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Hahaha, easy if you know our friend Mrs. Google lol

I will only see your post tomorrow morning, but assure you that I will have a look at it!
I stuck to landscapes in my post today. Only a few photos as pressed for time.

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Honestly, I wouldn't know what to do without Google or better said without a search engine like it.
If I am not too tired after replying I will have a look at your post :)


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The insect in my first picture is very scared of it. because I have felt a very painful sting on my body by this insect attack. a large lump will appear on the area where the sting was stung. I became traumatized by this insect.

I am so sorry about your experience with the Honey Bee my friend.
Many people including me have been stung by them, but life goes on.

In future rather stay away from them.

WOw what a post love it such beauty in the flowers and critters

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :)

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Thank you JJ and Spring is upon us, once that last winter rains have stopped hahaha.
My pleasure to support my friend.

Blessings and thank you for the tip!

and fall will soon be upon us here the days getting shorter and cooler

Yep, that's the way things work and in my younger days I was always so amazed that when it's night here, then it is day somewhere else hahaha.
Soon you guys will be ice cold and we will be red hot lol.

I still find it amazing I guess I am a kid at heart

Lol

Join the club of kids at heart JJ, as I also belong to such an imaginative club lol

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Glad its not just nme, but if you saw what I had done to my hair today you may thing i am crazy, subtle, well semi subtle shade of purples in my hair lOL

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THe bee in the first pic looks very uncomfortable! :D

Exactly why I selected that picture for the tag.
These are small flowers and it's amazing to see how bees can contort themselves to get what they want.
Perhaps a lesson for all of us in our efforts, simply to cast our staid comfort aside in a mind shift?

Lovely post. Health is the new wealth, that’s right! 😊

Thank you kindly my friend!

I actually liked the "pink" version :D
If this is a taste of what's to come - then wow!! It's going to be beautiful indeed.

I do really like that quote by Syed Balkhi - just gave me some sort of peace

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Thank you my friend.

Amazing tricks that this Canon camera can perform and one day I should really sit down to read the operational manual carefully :)

I see that there are many new Spring color journeys advertised in the Western Cape Province on my PC, but we are more the kind that likes to do things on our own.
Once the grape vineyards are in full growth and the fruit farms blossom, there are real explosions of color here.

Glad that you liked the quote.

Here you can see that we are still in the early days of spring, as the vines are all in new buds of growth.

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