I finally re-potted my Epiphyllum or Moonflower cactus that I have been waiting an absolute age to catch and grab a photo. I mostly forget to go out and take a picture and it seems to want to bloom on the nights it is raining! But tonight I braved the wet and snapped a couple of photos.
|The bud is tiny and swells over a week or two|
|I think it looks a bit alien|
|Finally the Epiphyllum opens|
|A pretty flower that is quite fragrant and opens for just one night|
|It is not the weeds (they are always about)|
|I expect there is a lot of fungal spores all over the garden|
I did have a small freak out. Mr R and V bravely put the funnel web into a container and took it to the hospital (where they can milk them to make anti-venom). It was quite a bumpy trip where V did mention that if the spider came out of the box then there would be no one driving the car as he would no longer be in it.
Anyhow the chap behind the desk then started to shake the box about and declared it was actually a trapdoor spider rather than a funnel web. I believe the pokey bits out of it's tail are not long enough but it is indeed a female.
Finally I have added these last 2 photos of an apple pie I made with cheddar cheese in the crust as I know my mum would like to see how it turned out. And to wish my Uncle Bob a happy birthday. Hope your weekend was adventure filled.