Some more birds and colours

Cee’s Mid-Week Colour Madness: Blue Greens
The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds You Love

I know some of you may be wondering how I could have another bird I love and how can it be blue green. Well my fellow bloggers, look on. A selection of King Parrots including our little mate Tiny.

Summer splashes brighten

This past twelve months since the horrid fires here, everything is coming back with vengeance. Grasses are growing faster than I can do anything. Had to walk down the hill from the house and across country and that grass I had to wade through as it was waist deep!!

Even the garden has not looked this good in quite a few years. Almost two and a half years of drought, the fires and then floods have made everything seem to grow much better. Maybe a few garden photos in a later post as this one, as the title suggests is about the Hibiscus in the garden. Suddenly all the Hibiscus have had flowers and everywhere you look there are splashes of colour. It really is a bonanza for the eyes.

Here is the lovely flowers from the few Hibiscus growing. I have tended to take cuttings of my own plants so there are a few of the same colour hence there’s not lots of different ones like we find at Judy’s in Mexico.

This is the first Hibiscus planted in the old garden. A cutting from my favourite flower that grew at the house I grew up and always remember it in the backyard. This is the biggest flower in the garden.

The lovely bud of an orange flower

Another flower from the same bush. The newer flowers have more of the pink blush.

The bud of a double frilly pink flower

I think these flowers are organised chaos

A while ago I posted for Sunshine’s Macro Monday (Irene has restarted the challenge) about the deception of the bud to the flower in one of the Hibiscus bushes. Here is a bud just starting to open.

This the flower. Another frilly pink double but a deeper colour

The Miniature Red Hibiscus flowers have appeared a few times in my posts over the years. The deep red is so hard to get in a photo no matter what time of day, settings etc. The red is easy to get when it’s a bud, so you’ll have to imagine that red colour on the following flower.

See!!! I have taken this flower with the sun in different spots, cloudy, in shade.

Also for Cee’s FOTD
and sneak in for CMMC too

So close

This is another double up post. There is Cee’s Mid Week Madness Challenge: January Close Up
and Beckys Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp

Here is a bit of smooth to scroll to

OK, so lets get into a bit up close

A Eucalypt flower

This is a Hawk Moth Caterpillar I think

Dragonflies can look fearsome up close can’t they?

A tiny Begonia flower

and an Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly on a Pentas flower

A mishmash of Close-ups with a bit of Black & White

CMMC – November Close Up or Macro
CBWC – Black & White Circles and Curves