Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Growing fast!

Everything in my garden is growing fast. We've had a lot of warm and sunny days but also some rainy days.


Garden 1 with Turkish spinach, lettuce (2 different kinds), radishes, red beets, Spring onion, strawberries. There is still room for the carrots, celery and more Spring onions.

Garden 2 with lots of herbs, potatoes and green beans.

The carrots, celery and Spring onions almost ready to be planted in garden 1.

Tomatoes are growing slowly but steadily. These are a low and hanging kind of sort of tomato.

The first flowers in one of the pumpkin plants.

The first red strawberry! 

These are Sweet peas or Lathyrus.

The young animals are also growing fast. These young ducks are almost as big as their mom (on top).

And there's a new member added to the pond. First time ever that I've seen a young goose (from the large geese) been added to the population of pond animals in my neighborhood. Edited: I don't know what happened to the young goose but after a couple of weeks it suddenly was gone! 

Proud parents and their young one. Some other young geese are in the background. These are from a much smaller type of geese (Barnacle Goose or in Dutch Brandgans).

Momma and her baby.

Daddy and his little one.

And finally I want to show you some photos of a strange creature I noticed in my back yard the other day. 

At first I saw this: 

It was very small. That's my finger and I have very small hands!

About 15 minutes later it looked like this:

Soon after I took this photo I went for a bike ride with Cor and when we returned home it was gone. We looked it up on the internet and it turned out it is a night-moth called the White Ermine. Never saw it before in my life!

This is how it looks like when it's fully grown:

This photo is made by: http://www.tomkruissinknatuurfotografie.nl/album/Vlinders/Nachtvlinders/slides/Tijgervlinder-1.html

1 comment:

Marit said...

Je tuintje groeit als een razende! Dat wordt oogsten... yummie!!! En wat een mooie natuurfoto's ook. Wat leuk, zo'n ontpoppende mot in de tuin. Heb ik ook nog nooit gezien!