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Empress Flowers


Our Empress Tree in the backyard is just full of these flowers right now. We really enjooy it’s display in Spring. It will soon be full of huge green leaves.


Peanut Monster


Here’s one of our regular visitors. He comes in for his daily feed of Sunflower seed and peanuts. I believe he is probably a juvenile. Mum had a bunch of Kits this summer and I think this is one of them.

On a Sea of Green


The common red soldier beetle, also misleadingly known as the bloodsucker beetle, and popularly known in England as the Hogweed Bonking Beetle is a species of soldier beetle. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Rhagonycha fulva



This flower is from our Empress tree. The nut shaped item is a seed pod. The buds of these flowers have been on the tree since last fall. They suffered through the winter and have burst into hundreds of these bell shape flowers. Very Pretty!

Empress Flowers


Here’s the leaves and flowers of the Empress tree we have in our backyard.  It’s not a native tree but handles our climate quite well.  We’ve had it since it was a pup and it’s now at least 25 feet high.  It has huge leaves in summer.  Right now they are bigger than my hand.  It’s a wondrous tree!