Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature
Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Knoll your desk
Some things that have been found at my desk over the years.
Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Opening
This is an experiment on using the new editor photo gallery. I prefer to show my photos in full. Does this way of viewing photos work for you? Please let me know
A bit of Aussie music for you
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #98: Delicate Colours
Sorry for the haphazard photos. Yes the block editor has me going grrrr……Adding multiple photos as individual photos will be the end of especially when it comes to my mo9nthly wrap-up. Oh well it will get easier and I will persevere. I might try to add a song
Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome –MWM – 37
My daughters had pet rats so when doing pottery classes of course one of the pet rats had to be immortalised.
The Weekly Prompts: Personal Grooming
Grooming is always happening around here.
I do have a few bees around here so lets celebrate #WorldBeeDay together.
Without bees our world would be so different. Bees are the life blood of our plants, all plants even those that some consider weeds.
This gallery of bees are all photos from over the years. Please enjoy
One of the first bee photos I posted way back in 2013. A Blue-banded Bee zooming around my garden
I have lots of Australian Native Stingless Bees. They are quite small, about 5mm. This one is harvesting pollen from a Bangalow Palm flower that had fallen. Aren’t the pollen sacks full!!
Carpenter Bees love coming around my garden when the Cassia trees are in flower.
Considered a weed, Singapore Daisies are food for bees.
As are Fireweed flowers
One of a lot of peoples favourite photos of a Stingless Native Bee with a Lilli Pilli flower
A Carpenter Bee foraging in a pink Lilli Pilli flower
Stingless native Bees love Crosus flowers too.
Blue-banded Bees and Blue Ginger flowers go together.
Another weed flower that bees love
The herb Basil should always be left when it goes to flower as bees love the flowers.
Zinnia flowers are bee favourites as well
Day Lilliesare great calling cards for bees
When the Pentas are flowering they are irresistible to Teddy Bear Bees
Salvia flowers are always on the bees shopping list
Getting up close with a bee and a Zinnia flower
I love Teddy Bear Bees
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 – Pastimes
Where to begin. Do I have more than one pastime? That is an easy one to answer, yes.
Did you know I like to photograph nature? Pop “nature” into the search box on my page and maybe you’ll find a few pictures.
Did you know I like to get into the garden? Try garden and see what comes up.
Did you know I enjoy travelling? Travel in the search box may surprise.
Did you know I like cooking? If you search recipe, try one of mine.
Besides all of these, I really enjoy music. As a lot of my posts contain a song which I think is relevant to the theme of the post, a song could be included. A search will bring up too many posts to even think about. I listen to music while writing, cooking or mucking about with my photos. This is playing now
Here is few photos of my music gleaned from older posts
A few of my CD’s
Part of my vinyl collection – 45’s and LP’s
Lots of music magazines
as well as books
Yes I play guitar
One of my first guitars I bought with the money I earned working in a factory while still at school
The last guitar I bought
Well there you go. That’s a bit about me and my pastimes
Photo for the week – 68 – Facade
He builds the walls
decorates the room
His creation for her
a place to dance
a stage to perform
Will she like what she sees
Is this the man for her
Can she see deep into his being
and find a way into
or is this a facade
a temporary construct
of a blue fantasy
This is an actual Satin Bowerbird’s bower on my place. When I found this one I was just amazed at the number of blue things he had found to decorate the bower. I am not sure what the love heart came from or where many of the objects were collected as I know they weren’t from my place, except a blue peg or two perhaps.
Sunshine’s Macro Monday #42