Last Sunset of 2008

The last sun of 2008 has gone down and there remaining About 4 hours of the 2008. It's the time to say bye bye to 2008 and welcome to 2009 with a prayer to Almighty God to bring peace, love and happiness in our lives and in the whole world.

Last Sunset Of 2008
Last Sunset Of 2008

Lavender Roses

I got these lavender pink roses pictures yesterday (30th December 2008). As the winter is in full boom, the roses are not look fresh like spring roses, however they will remain in the post till the spring.

Lavender Rose Pictures
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Lavender rose bud
Lavender Rose
Meaning of lavender roses: The lavender rose is a sign of enchantment, majesty and love at first sight.

Female Pumpkin Buds

Last summer we grew a pumpkin plant in our home. I was interested in taking pictures of  flowers, but unfortunately I didn't get any chance. But certainly, I got chance to take pictures of female buds. Some of them are here, hoping you will like these.

Female Pumpkin Buds Pictures
Female Pumpkin Bud
Female Pumpkin Bud
Female Pumpkin Bud

Orb Weaver Spider-Neoscona Crucifera

Here are some pictures of orb weaver spider (Neoscona crucifera) I shoot in my house in July 2008. This spider has hairy body and spiny legs. The spider is enjoying hanging.

Orb Weaver Spider (Neoscona crucifera)
Orb Weaver Spider
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Buff Ermine Moth

The buff ermine (Spilosoma lutea) is a hairy moth of the family Arctiidae. It's called buff ermine because of its buff colouring. Its colour varies from yellowish to creamy with some black spots. Generally male are yellowish and females are creamy.

Buff Ermine Moth
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Purple Morning Glory Flowers

Pictures of purple morning glory flowers (probably Ipomoea purpurea)
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purple morning glory
purple morning glory
purple morning glory

Dead Wasp

Picture of Dead Wasp

Leopard Frog in Water

Here is a picture of leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala) enjoying floating in water. Leopard frogs are also called meadow frogs or cow frogs . As I took this picture at night, due to flash reflection the eyes of the frog looking like small bulbs.

Leopard Frog in Water
Leopard Frog

Ipomoea quamoclit-Cypress Vine

Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) is an annual vine (1-3 m tall) with trumpet-shaped five points small brilliant red/pink/white flowers. The feather-like leaves (2-9 cm long) are finely divided pinnately into threadlike segments. Some common names are Cypressvine Morning Glory, Hummingbird Vine, Cardinal Creeper and Star Glory.

Cypress Vine Flowers
Cypress Vine
Cypress Vine
Cypress Vine
Cypress Vine
Cypress Vine

Blister Beetle Pictures

Blister beetle (Mylabris pustula) medium sized beetles (about 25 mm) with black head, thorax and abdomen. Elytra are black in color with orange spots. They feed on tender pod and flora of the crops with yellow or pink flowers. When distributed the beetles exude an acrid yellow fluid which is called cantharidin and causes blisters on tender skin.

Blister beetle (Mylabris pustula)
Blister beetle
Blister beetle
Blister beetle

Sun Rays Through The Clouds

Last night we have first rain of winter season. In the result there was a hide and seek between the sun and clouds at the morning. There are two pictures in which sun is behind the clouds fully or partially and we see sun rays through the clouds.

Sun Rays Through The Clouds
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Funny Radish

Some times we found fruits and vegetables of funny and interesting shapes. Here are pictures of radish that have funny formation.

Funny Radish Picture
Funny Radish
Funny Radish

Venusta Orchard Spider

The Venusta Orchard Spider (Leucauge Venusta) is a long-jawed orb-weaver spider. It has yellow, dark green and silvery-white markings/strips on its body. They are also found in some different colors. They are considered harmless to human.

Venusta Orchard Spider
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A Purple Wildflower Of Winter

During my routine walk, I came across a filed which was full of these purple wildflowers (Mist Flower). In December when most of the plant become dried or shake leaves these types of common plants gain the power of attraction. The field and flowers were looking beautiful in the dam red light at the time of sunset. I observed these flowers first time in our area, so I took a few shot for my blog. Hoping you will like them.

Purple Wildflowers of Winter
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Red-fringed Emerald Moth

Pictures of Red-fringed Emerald Moth (Nemoria bistriaria)

Yellow Caterpillar Pictures

Pictures of Yellow Caterpillar with light orange spots and dark strips

Funny herbal medical store

This old man followed by his young son is trying to sale his so called medicinal herbs in streets. He himself may not be aware of the actual properties of these herbs. He claims that these herbs can heal almost all diseases. Due to illiteracy some people fall prey of his tactics.

Funny herbal medical store

Green Stink Bugs Pictures

The green stink bug or green soldier bug (Acrosternum hilare) is a stink bug belonging to the family Pentatomidae. They feed on developing seed of many plant and trees. Their needle-like mouthparts harm the crops and trees.

Green Stink Bug
Green Stink Bug
Green Stink Bug

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Green Stink Bug Camouflage
Green Stink Bug