I have not seen these before and they change colour as they grow and they are really quite pretty to look at.
|My poor chewed gardenia is trying to re-shoot|
I was hoping that they would turn into some beautiful spectacular butterfly, but no such luck.
They are actually a moth, a pretty moth but still a moth called a Gardenia Bee Hawk and I believe that are out and about during the day but I have never seen one even though they are obviously here.
We on the other had are blessed to be eating our way through 4 boxes of mangos gifted to us by friends. Some of them are the R2E2 variety which weigh up to 1.5kg each. Hubby is determined to eat them all fresh but I think I will have to use some green in salad and cook with others. I might even have a go at making some fruit leather in the dehydrator.
We also picked up a kilo of lychees for $4 from a roadside stall on the way home from visiting our friends. I love lychees but because they have such a short season I really look forward to them every year and make the most of eating as many as I can.
What kind of sweet summer treats are you enjoying?