martins might as well linger as there is insect prey in abundance.
A plump spider shimmies down from its hideout at
the corner of the patio windows and dispatches the latest midge
to blunder into its orb web.
A small tortoiseshell and an assortment of flies,
including large drone flies, are attracted to the
pink flowers of a fleshy-leaved ice plant, Sedum
spectable, in a sunny patch on the border.
Earlier, when the sun was on the marigolds a painted lady