This is June 2020

Well hello. Yes this is June 2020. A lot has happened at the end of June and early July which will be part of This Is July 2020…..eventually.

There’s quite a number of images which I am still trying to load to my site so I thought I’d get a bit of my blah blah out of the way. I wont be mixing like I do but the following photos will be in blocks with a particular theme I guess. I was thinking of leaving the update on the Joey until then end but those photos are loaded so lets bung them on now. That’ll get the cute out of the way so be ready to ahhh. Also get a cup of you favourite drink and a snack as you wade through what is my June 2020

As you can see Joey is growing up

This is a huge gallery of birds. Starting with a Black Kite

A Black-shouldered Kite hovering which they do as they hunt for prey

The Black Kite found the perfect perch to observe the goings on

The Yellow Robins were in the garden most of June

A classic Australian scene of a Kookaburra in an old gum tree

Blue-faced Honeyeaters will take on any pose to get a snack

The Cormorants knew when the fishers were sorting the catch

The Dusky Woodswallow was quite intent on something

The Satin Bowerbird is always looking for material to construct and make the Bower better

The Satin Bowerbird has bought lunch to his Bower hoping a female may be interested.

The Bower only has a few objects so maybe a female may not be interested unless she is hungry

The Rainbow Bee Eaters were in the garden swooping around the flowering plants

Rainbow Lorikeets love Eucalypt blossoms

The Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike found a good spot in the garden to watch what was going on

The young Gannets had a great time fishing

It’s time for a few flowers and assorted plant life This is a Leafless Globe Pea. I haven’t seen this plant on my place before and the fire has bout it to life I think

Then the flowers become pods

Then the dry and the seed can rattle around on the dried pod

OK fungi time. A bit of rain in June bought the fungi out as well

It was good to see tiny fungi rising from the ashes

Anothr new native plant bought to life after the fire

I am sure this is from my besties garden

This one as well

Life bursts forth from the trees. Eucalypt flowers are amazing.

Time for a mixed bag. The water in the harbour

You have seen this scene a few time over the past month.

I love the faces in the Bottle Trees

Who doesn’t love a bit of rust?

The old bloke smoking a pipe. Yes my bestie and I having fun on a walk

Looking through a prism. No where as good as Becky’s of Jez’s Lens Balls

A water drop high in a tree caught my eye

I love the world in a water drop

It’s time for a few insects. Nothing scary I promise even this spider is so tiny

The grasshopper was hoping I wouldn’t notice him on the steel beam

Everyone was attracted to the flower. I think they may be a type of Beefly

While the Bees were out in the garden collecting pollen. The pollen sacs are getting full.

I love finding spiders webs on the fence. This one was so tiny

The storm was approaching as we headed home. A shaft of light illuminated this farm house

Some days the clouds are just fabulous

Solitary Island in the early morning sea mist

Heading home to roost so I guess we better get ready to say good night as well

Our Moon is illuminating the way home. I hope to see you next month for another look into bushboys world

Before I go I should really give you one last chance to have a loving sigh

Also for Su’s Changing Seasons

Nature and me

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 34: Add an Element of Nature

Around my place there is always a bit of nature popping in. May contain images of spiders and snakes. Click on the small images to see the full photo.

Sorry about the layout. The new block editor wouldn’t load a gallery of images. Spent too much time trying to work out what the *%&#$ was wrong.

This is May 2020

OK. This is the first go at using the editor for my monthly wrap-up. I usually write about the photos before the image and now I may have to use captions. I reckon you should know what the image is before you see it not after, especially for those who follow my blog and are a bit “wary” of my spiders and snakes. I like to put in a warning. Loading the images individually would solve this but it may be time consuming, we’ll see anyway.

May was the last of Autumn and I did get out and about as this is a lovely time of year here, not too hot and the Winters chill hasn’t fully arrived. Many flowers are blooming and some on the wane. There are the usual birds still around and haven’t departed for warming climates and the Winter birds are yet to arrive.

Maybe I should start with the misty mornings that are part of the landscape.

I bet you are wondering about Joey and how he’s been getting on, so let’s visit him and Mum first on a wet morning.

There is also another new Joey in the garden

The birds – Tiny, the King Parrot, was still around in May with his partner

A Peaceful Dove having a stretch
The Cuban Royal Palms at my Besties are flowering and the Rainbow Lorikeets a loving the flowers
The Grey Shrike Thrush has a lovely song and sings every morning in the garden. Here on the verandah rail making sure I am up and about
Sometimes Kookaburras fluff up and seem quite fat
White-throated Treecreepers are always around hopping up and down the trees looking for insects under the bark
The berries almost match the Satin Bowerbirds eye colour
His Bower is still going and looks quite well constructed. I hope the female Bowerbirds like his efforts
Sometimes you have to get into difficult positions to get a snack. A Blue-faced Honeyeater hanging on
Going for our morning walk at my Besties, there are lots of birds along the roadside vegetation. Red-backed Wrens flashing about attract my attention
The Golden Whistlers are around still and the female is often in the garden
The Eastern Yellow Robin is a frequent visitor to the garden. One of my favourite birds
The first of the Winter visitors, the Eastern Spinebill has arrived
Cheeky Eastern Rosellas are in my besties garden chatting away in the trees
Another of the birds on our walk is Chestnut-breasted Mannikins. This one is eyeing off the seeds for breakfast
The latest ones to be on the edge of the road are Double Barred Finches. These two are deep in conversation
It was a surprise to see a White-breasted Sea Eagle on the tree. He kept a wary eye on us as we walked along the road
The Magpie was having a lovely song on a tree top in Tenterfield when we were there. The Magpie Lark, or Pee Wee didn’t seem to enjoy the song as much as us

The insects are slowing down although there are still some Butterflies about. A selection from my place and my Besties

A Blue Tiger Butterfly finding a comfortable spot on the Bottlebrush flower
Scarlet Jezebels are everywhere in May
A small spiders web glistened in the sunlight
A St Andrews Cross Spider with a snack and only half of the cross completed on the web
The Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies caterpillar on the Lemon Tree. They love citrus leaves
A Common Crow having a rest
while this Common crow had found the Bottlebrush flowers. The bees didn’t like sharing and soon buzzed off the butterfly
I think this may be a Bee Fly on one of the last Zinnia flowers of May
A Butterfly playing peek-a-boo over a Frangipanni leaf in the garden

Speaking of flowers, I did manage to capture a couple of blooms in my Besties garden as there was a bit more rain at her place than at mine. I don’t have many flowers in my garden.

I have never had a Coleus flower before. An interesting flower
The Begonia has been flowering ever since I bought it home.
The Honey Gem Grevillea with rain drops that looked like diamonds

Here is the random images found while in Tenterfield, a town about 150kms from my place in the tablelands.

Love this old house. Someone actually still lives in there
No matter how hard I pushed……
Looking back at Tenterfield on the way home

Sometimes Red-necked Wallabies are quite dainty eaters

I love finding Koalas when we go for a walk. This Koala did wake up and wonder what we were doing chatting away while it was trying to sleep

The Sunset on the way home from Tenterfield was rather special. Amazing reds and oranges. This was the afternoon I captured the Raven at sunset one of my favourite photos for May

Our Moon is up so I better get going.

Hope you enjoyed a stroll through my May. Did you have a favourite image? This did take a bit longer than usual and I couldn’t jump around with the images as it was easier to do them in groups. Was the setting out ok and did it flow well enough for you? Thanks for the visit and see you again soon.

This is March 2020

Welcome to my March, a bit late I know but I had so many photos to get through it was quite daunting. I did manage to get the photos down a bit but as usual, there’s a bit of scrolling….ok a lot of scrolling but hey! What else do you have to do whilst in #Isolation or as sadly some of my lovely bloggers are, in #Lockdown. I just had to get this done so this post isn’t as cohesive as normal, I hope you won’t be disappointed.

OK my wonderful supportive friends and hopefully a few who haven’t dropped by and had a glimpse into bushboys world. Not as much to blah blah about so settle back with your usual cup of tea or coffee or if reading in the evening, perhaps it’s aperitivo time.

Maybe you would like a bit of music while you have a wander with me

As usual, let’s start in the morning where the welcome rain in the first part of March has led to some wonderful misty mornings.

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I did venture to the Gibraltar Ranges to see the results of the huge fires that raged through there late last year. A big surprise was the emergence of the Tree Ferns.tree ferns_gibraltar range_named_march 2020
A bit of an adventure to Rocky Creek Dam I found these wonderful woof fungi.fungi_wood_named_rocky creek dam_march 2020
Back at my place, the rain and warm weather produced a few fungi. This little one was happy to pop up and say hello. fungi_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
At my besties place at the garbage bins I found a frog.frog_bin_named_caniaba_march 2020
and in her garden the young Green Tree Frogs seemed to appear in the garden.green tree frog_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
I am going to do a wrap up of the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey. Here they were one morning, the little fellow just hanging casual.red necked wallaby_joey_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
Some March mornings were a bit cool. The Noisy Friarbird thought it was cool and fluffed up his “scarf”noisy friarbird_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
I have a bit of bird food left so every now and then I put a some out. “It’s breakfast!!” the King Parrots say as they swoop towards me.king parrots_flying_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A thoughtful Kookaburra.kookaburra_named_rocky creek dam_march 2020
The noise that Sulpher-crested Cockatoos make when they fly in unmistakable.sulpher crested cockatoo_flying_named_rocky creek dam_march 2020
Meanwhile, a White-face Heron was on the lookout for a snack.white faced heron_named_grafton_march 2020
The Willie Wagtails have taken over the garden and are quite vocal when I go outside.willie wagtail_close_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
“Whose flower is this” the caterpillar asked the beebee_caterpillar_zinnia_flower_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
It was lovely to see a Blue Tiger Butterfly when on a walk.blue tiger_butterfly_named_caniaba_march 2020
A Common Crow Butterfly was just hanging around the verandah for a while one morning.butterfly_common crow_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The proliferation of butterflies is amazing. I was amazed to see a Lrge Grass Yellow at my place. Not a regular visitor.,butterfly_large grass yellow_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
Lesser Wanderers are everywhere.butterfly_lesser wanderer_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
I have been waiting for the Caper White Butterflies to arrive. This is a dark form female on a Pentas flower.caper white_butterfly_dark form female_pentas__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A Male wasn’t far behind.caper white_butterfly_male_pentas_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
Caterpillars are always the result of lots of butterflies. This poor rose was a causality in my besties garden. caterpilla_rose_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
The Lemon Migrants were the main butterfly last month so it only goes to show that their caterpillars were next to show.caterpillar_butterfly_lemon migrant_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The Common Crow caterpillar is very “Hey back off” lookingcaterpillar_common crow butterfly_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
So is the hairy caterpillar who wanted to come on our picnic.caterpillar_hairy_named_rocky creek dam_march 2020
You can’t see me…..I am a stick.caterpillar_stick_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The dragonfly was ready to take off.dragonfly_garden__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
OK This is a prehistoric insect. A beetle I think.insect_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
A common Line Blue Butterfly is so tiny as it sits on a Farmers Friend flower, some may know this weed as Cobblers Pegline blue_butterfly_named_caniaba_march 2020
It is unusual to find a Line Blue Butterfly with the wings open for a long time. This is the inner wings of the butterfly above.line blue_butterfly_wings open_named_caniaba_march 2020
Meadow Argus have arrived as well.meadow argus_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
Back to prehistoric, this time a mothmoth_named_caniaba_march 2020
It was lovely to see a Scarlet Jezebel cruising around the garden. Pentas are wonderful flowers for attracting butterflies and bees.scarlet jezebel_butterfly_pentas_garden_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
As opposed to the Large Grass yellow, the Small Grass Yellow again on a Farmers Friend flower. They are the most common butterfly at my place at present.small grass yellow_butterfly_named_caniaba_march 2020
A Blue-bamded Bee was very bust buzzing around the blue Salvia flowers. He has quite a haul of pollen in his pollen baskets on his rear legs.blue banded bee_flying_salvia_flower_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020

OK  for those who dislike spider, even Daddy Long Legs, there are a couple of spiders coming up. Get you scroll fingers limbered up but do have a peek through your fingers covering your eyes.

 
A Daddy Long Legs is having a snack in my kitchen, best natural pest controls.spider_daddy longlegs_web_kitchen__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
While outside, a Golden Orb Weaver seemed to just hang in the sky.spider_golden orb weaver_sky__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020

 

Spiders over.
The Hibiscus had their best flowering for years. Another Caterpillar though so too.flower_hibiscus_red_caterpillar_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The Native flowers around my garden and property are amazing. I think this is a Guinea flower with bonus water drops.flower_guinea_native_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A Native Hibiscus waits to unfurl and greet the day.flower_hibiscus_opening_named_caniaba_march 2020
A lovely Native flower with the unfortunate name of Mitre Weed.flower_mitre weed_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
Native Wisteria was sending purple flowers skywardflower_native lilac_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
This is a mouthful. A Leafy Purple Flag Wild Iris flower.
flower_native_leafy purple flag wild iris__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
You have seen lots of the red Pentas, here is a lovely pink variety flowering in my garden.flower_pink_pentas_garden_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The Leopard Lillies had a good flowering this year too.flower_leopard lily_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A Sarsaparilla flowering was lovely to see again with bonus water drops.flower_wisteria_water drops_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A Native flower with a Bee Fly.fly_flower_native_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
This rose is called Chocolate. Such a wonderful colour.flower_rose_chocolate_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
The sunset is quite pastel so time to get ready to go.sunset_named_caniaba_march 2020
Our wonderful Moonmoon_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020

I hope you enjoyed this quite long wander about bushboys world.

Also linked with Su’s Changing Seasons March 2020