We took Penny to the beach at St Kilda, for a short run. We had totally forgotten that the Grand Prix was on. It was a little tricky to get to the beach we wanted but we did manage it. Turns out the race was just starting as we left the beach - it is a very noisy race! It rained in the morning (celebrations!!!) but was fine for the race.
I recently saw a post on Vera's blog about her Naked Lady flowers. I thought I had missed my chance to post about them because the heat did dreadful things to them. But, lo and behold, there were some in the garden today.
I had to post about them, just to see if I get lots of hits because of what we call them. I have no idea of their proper name, I have always known them as Naked Ladies.
We were also lucky to see a Dingy Swallowtail Butterfly emerge from its chrysalis yesterday. It took a while for its wings to dry out and we were able to get a few good shots.
|If you look closely, you can see the drop of liquid hanging. This is the last of the liquid it squirts out just before it is ready to fly away.|
It doesn't look all that dingy to me. Not sure why it has that name.