Yesterday whilst hunting around the garden for something to snap for the photo challenge, I spotted this little fella – I think he is a common red soldier beetle.
Today, a couple of my old work friends came over from Newcastle for a lovely lunch, and brought me this beautiful orchid – which I think finishes off the top of the trunk perfectly. It is also perfect because I used to have an orchid at work, which I would water every Friday afternoon – before heading off to do which, I would announce I was off to “water my orchid”. How we guffawed like schoolboys. Because it sounded a bit rude. Childish I know.