5 Minutes ago – 29 January

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #54

Hammad had a little surprise for us this weekend and I thought I should as well for it’s Hammads birthday. I don’t have any cake or a lavish meal but I do have a surprise ending, not my normal weekend sky photo. Neither is my normal sky song. Happy birthday Hammad. Everyone can sing and dance….c’mon!!

Yesterday afternoon the electricity went out and stayed out until this afternoon. As it was dark and I had enough of trying to read by candlelight, I went to be quite early. As a result I awoke at around 3am. I found my tablet and decided to go through the comments and read others posts. Seeing that the sky was clear, I thought the morning photos may have some colour. I lay down again at around 5am and didn’t wake until almost 9am.

These are the usual photos, just a bit later than normal. As you can see the sun is a bit higher in the sky and the clouds have returned

The sky has given the photos almost a monochrome feel

OK, so you are still wondering where my surprise for Hammad is for his birthday. Well while I was in the sun room I noticed a glow on the horizon and I thought the sun was coming up. But no it was the moon so for the first time, here is a morning moon through the trees photo for Weekend Sky.

Pick a Word January 2022

Lost in Translation’s Pick a Word January 2022

Well Paula has really given me a test this time with her fabulous words. Let’s see what I can conjure from my photos this month.






I hope I have done well.

Do you have any chilies

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Cold, Chilly or Chili

As I don’t do cold very well but I do have a few food photos. Here are a few chilies at markets from my travels



Here are the V’s

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge January Alphabet: The Letter V Anywhere in the Word

Jump in and let’s get going

We can look at some leaves

Find an Ivory Curl flower with a bee inside

Beautiful Violas – just one

or we can see a bunch

We will have to look hard to find a couple of Stingless Native Bees hard at work in the Clivia flowers

The Zinnia flower attracts a Hover Fly just over there

I wonder where that Weevil is going don’t you?

Back outside, let’s go to the bird bath where we can see an Olive-backed Oriel

Over there, a Bar-shouldered Dove on the fence post

and up there, a Peaceful Dove is sitting on that branch

It looks like a Varied Sittella is nearby as well

Make sure you look lower among the bushes as that’s where you can find a Variegated Fairy Wren

and nearby an Emerald Dove enjoys a bit of sunshine

Thanks for joining me in my tour around, I hope you can feel the love