I had posted three pictures of the East Indian Glory Bower on my Blooming Friday post last week. I’d like to include two more pictures of the same. After the berries fall off this is how the plant looks like. Some of the black fruit can be seen in the photo. That dark shade of pink looks striking, don’t you think?
What kind of caterpillars are you likely to find feeding on the dark green leaves of the Clerodendrum colebrookianum? Here’s a young ‘un relishing its meal. The adult caterpillar is a scary-looking specimen and I got the shivers photographing one last year. This one is nowhere near as intimidating as the adult one.
And talking about caterpillars, I come across some unusual ones. A few months ago I was busy removing twigs and weeds from a flower bed and at the end of the twig was this one! Wasn’t I glad that I didn’t end up holding that end of the twig?!! As scared as I am of caterpillars, I have to admit that the pattern on its back is unique.