Seen at my desk

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Knoll your desk

Some things that have been found at my desk over the years.

Opening

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

Delicate colours

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

International World Bee Day

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 gardenblue bum bee_binna burra_crop_feb 2012
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!!bangalow palm flowers8_native bee_crop_home_april 2012
Carpenter Bees love coming around my garden when the Cassia trees are in flower.bee_casia_home_named_jan 2014
Considered a weed, Singapore Daisies are food for bees.bee_named_crop_binna burra_feb 2015
As are Fireweed flowersbee_yellow flower_binna burra_named__april 2016
One of a lot of peoples favourite photos of a Stingless Native Bee with a Lilli Pilli flowerstinglessw native bee_named_brunswick heads
A Carpenter Bee foraging in a pink Lilli Pilli flowerbeetle__named_grafton_nov 2017
Stingless native Bees love Crosus flowers too.171220_blog challenge_letter r_crocus_bees
Blue-banded Bees and Blue Ginger flowers go together.180327_before and after_blue banded bee_blue ginger
Another weed flower that bees lovebee_flower_named_caniaba_oct 2018
The herb Basil should always be left when it goes to flower as bees love the flowers.blue-banded_bee_basil_garden_named_caniaba_dec 2018
Zinnia flowers are bee favourites as wellbee_pink_flowers_named_caniaba_jan 2019
Day Lilliesare great calling cards for bees191125_blog_challenge_macro_monday_flower_day lily_ant_stingless native bees
When the Pentas are flowering they are irresistible to Teddy Bear Bees 2020424_blog challenge_top_teddy bear bee_flower_pentas_jackadgery
Salvia flowers are always on the bees shopping listbee_blue banded_salvia_garden_named_caniaba_april 2020
Getting up close with a bee and a Zinnia flowerbee_zinnia_named_caniaba_april 2020
I love Teddy Bear Beesbee_teddy bear_pentas_flower_garden_named_home_jackadgery_april 2020

Pastimes

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’s190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_cds
Part of my vinyl collection – 45’s and LP’s190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_vinyl
Lots of music magazines191122_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_stacked_music_magazines
as well as books190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_books
Yes I play guitar190910_blog_challenge_guitars_acoustic
One of my first guitars I bought with the money I earned working in a factory while still at school190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_splendor
The last guitar I bought190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_epiphone

Well there you go. That’s a bit about me and my pastimes

Behind the facade

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
his heart
or is this a facade
a temporary construct
of a blue fantasy
beguiling
bewitching.

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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.