In a few months time these caterpillars will no doubt become beautiful butterflies or moths (and I would be delighted if someone could tell me which, and what variety) but, for now, they are not my friends! I should now have a flower border bursting with bright nasturtiums but, as is apparent in this picture, the plants have been decimated by these little gluttons!
Monthly Archives: September 2012
There are more waves to come but today we’ll have something a little different.
The rosy florets of bay willow
By hoary breath of some enchanter
Are translated into feathery plumes,
White as angel wings,
And leaves, brittle red and papery thin,
Carpet the thirsty brown soil.
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