Found on a bean from my garden.
Big woody weird fungus. Been around for a while, slowly getting taller. Looked like a coconut poking out of the soil at first. Near an oak tree, a pittosporum, and a few other ornamental bush things.
Found inside a bean pod eating the seeds.
Lots of these around this year to go with the powdery mildew explosion.
Large bug found in the hall and removed to a dixie cup.
Pecking at the spent flowers of a Jerusalem Artichoke.
One of a flock singing in a tree.
Many mating adults and nymphs on scraggly remains of mustard in otherwise parched field.
melanistic or partial melanistic form.
A couple of them fiddling with my veggies. One seemed to be going for immature Jerusalem Artichoke seeds, but I also saw them rip little bits off of petals and leaves.
Variety "Colored Willow Leaf." There are a few "willow leaf" types of Limas, named for their unusual narrow leaves. This variety is a mix of about six colors/patterns. Smaller seeds but prolific, attractive to hummingbirds, and really very tasty. Converted a couple of Lima-haters.
Mature seeds of "Hereboontjie," harvested yesterday. Heirloom from 1880 in South Africa: http://www.selfsustainable.co.za/the-hereboontjie-a-true-south-african-heirloom/
Piles of little flies in a zucchini blossom. They were a bit skittish and tiny for photos. Looks like they have yellow pollen on their faces, though. (and wow, the inside of zucchini flowers are super hairy!)
One of the tiny mature fruits. Also called "mouse melon" since they're like dollhouse-sized watermelons.