The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72: Waiting
What was that that flashed past the kitchen window? A flash of white. Quick………grab the camera and outside into the garden.
Yes……it’s a Caper White Butterfly coming to feed on the Pentas flowers.
Get set……..focus…….wait for that butterfly in flight photo opportunity…..wait and wait
It’s a flutter of wings……….will she fly this time…….or just reposition to get more nectar
Don’t get distracted……….ohhh look……..a dragonfly
Oh bugger…….she’s off this bunch of flowers…….where will she settle next?
Look…….over there……quick get focused as she is fluttering her wings again….maybe this time she will fly
Hurrah…….success…..it did take a bit of time waiting
Thought I would add a contribution to Sculpture Saturday
The Weekend in Black and White photo challenge
Kate’s Friday Fun: Wall Art
My besties creations in an art exhibition
Hang on to your sides as it is time for Fridays Follies
It is on a sad note I write this post. This is the second last sign post for Fridays Follies as Jason has decided that the next weeks Fridays Follies will be the last. So prepare yourselves for an avalanche of signs I have found for Fridays Follies next week.
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Architect
This world has many examples of great architecture designed by some of the most inventive and clever people. But not all of the best architects are people! Come and meet one such architect. One who builds from an aged design that has stood the test of time. A place to raise a family. A place that, unlike some of mankinds, is eco-friendly, is made from all natural materials gathered without the use of hands and transported by mouth. Combined with a bit of “spit” and placed in an exacting way to create a tiny wonder.
Who could create a structure like this?
Look here she comes now, placing her mud in just the right place
Making sure it is in place and secure
Then inspect the interior smoothing out an lumps or bumps
Isn’t she one of the best architects?
The Australian Hornet is one of the group known as potter wasps. They are a solitary insect and feed on flower nectar – pollinator – and hunt caterpillars – good for your garden – which quite often end up in the mud house for their larvae to feed on once they hatch. The caterpillars and other grubs are not killed but are comatose and the Hornets larvae consume them live.
They rarely attack people and are not aggressive just big and scary until you get to know them.
Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Starting with the letter K or L
More Australian animals in black & white
Lizard – Bearded Dragon
Eastern Grey Kangaroo and her Joey
A fluffy eared Koala
I have always had bird baths place around my garden. There are big ones, shallow ones and small ones that the birds come to every day for a drink or a quick splash. I also have a number of containers on the ground and tucked into spots in the garden for the animals that may like a drink, mainly small animals. I fill containers daily in this long drought I am currently experiencing.
One such container is on the garden seat where Satin Bowerbirds like to get a drink. Yesterday I was in the kitchen and looked out of the window and to my surprise a Red-necked Wallaby was having a drink. Wallabies normally drink from the dam. I have never seen a Wallaby drink from the containers in the garden before. She must have been thirsty.
He mate was keeping watch nearby
You may wonder about the weird colour in the photos. The smoke from the nearby bushfires is quite thick and the sunshine is quite coloured. Shadows are muted. As you can see there eucalypt trees have dropped their leaves to try and save themselves in this drought. The Sun certainly highlights the dead leaves. A lot of these leaves are on the road which have been raked away from buildings. The bush where I live is very dry. The only thing that will stop these fires is rain.
I am keeping safe and watchful. The Rural Fire Service is doing a great job keeping everyone safe.
Also for LMP – Photo Adventure – Animals