Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wonderful World Wednesday - Huntsman and Wasps


The strangest thing happened the other day after it rained, I noticed 3 dead huntsman around the place, one inside and 2 out in the backyard! It was something I'd not seen before.
Then as the sun warmed up (and so must have the spiders) the dead spider next to the steps had attracted some wasps. YUMMY for them, the two of them were enjoying a tasty lunch!!

 A black ant joined in while the
Wasps were fighting.

We notice some fighting between the wasps on and off during the course of the meal but then they would forget about each other and simply eat again! Sapphire and I found it very interesting indeed!
Smiles The Torrents'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wonderful World Wednesday - Peacock feathers

After our Wetlands walk last week we headed to The Gorge. I had noticed that the Peacock's had been moulting and most of their tail feathers were gone and growing new ones. I thought perhaps, just perhaps we might find a tail feather in the bushes so the look was one to see what we could see!!

Little did I know that we would come home with SOOOO many wonderful samples of Peacock feathers!! I did end up finding a tail feather, the one with the eye on it and with the help of my beautiful girls we found feathers from all over the Peacock's body!!

We had such a great time that after Sapphire's sleep we ended up going back and that's when Hannah found 2 MORE eye tail feathers!! She was over the moon with her find!!
They are sooo amazing to look at and study, each one with it's delicate details.
Smiles The Torrents'

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Happy Birthday sweet Sophia

Our beautiful sweet Sophia Mae is turning 9 today!!
WOW what a wonderful year of growth and learning it has been....
what an exciting time ahead it will be as she gets closer to DOUBLE DIGITS!!
We Love you sooo much precious treasure,
Happy Birthday
Love Daddy, Mummy, Hannah, Zeke, Esther and Sapphire