In the garden this week

Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge 2022 Week 9

This is my first contribution to this challenge. I haven’t had much loveliness in my life with the floods and rain over the past week. I have been able to get out into the garden and have found a bit of respite with my camera. Here is a bit of what I have found.

Some insects like a Dragonfly who seemed to follow me in the garden

A poor old Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly on a Pentas flower. She has seen better days. I used this angle so you couldn’t see how ratty her wings were at the rear

A Brown Ringlet Butterfly was resting on a leaf in the brief morning sun

The Wanderer Butterfly preferred the Bauhinia flowers

and not an insect but one of the smallest Honeyeater, a female Scarlet Honeyeater. This is the second mass flowering of the Bottlebrush tree bring so many birds into the garden.

Flag colours

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colours of Your Flag

There are two flags that I feel are representative of Australia. The first is the official flag that get flown around the country that shows the wonderful constellation, the Southern Cross and our historic ties to Great Britain. The second is the flag that recognises our First Nations people, which also gets flown on Government buildings and other locations.

Australian National Flag and Other Flags of Australia

So there is the Red, White and Blue

Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey and a red bucket I put out with water after those horrid fires in December 2019

Australian Pelican

Blue Skimmer Dragonfly

The Red Black and Yellow of the Indigenous Flag. The Aboriginal Flag is divided horizontally into equal halves of black (top) and red (bottom), with a yellow circle in the centre. The black symbolises Aboriginal people. The yellow represents the sun, the constant re-newer of life. Red depicts the earth and peoples’ relationship to the land.

Indigenous Australian Flags | NAIDOC

A red hot sunset

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Eastern Yellow Robin

Having a look

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Peep

There is the shy peep from the trees

The loud peep as someone is about to arrive with some food

The peep over the neighbours fence look

Or the sense that someone is peeking at you

The Mum says it’s alright but I’m not so sure peep from the pouch

I see things that fly

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything That Flies

I hope you enjoy sliding in and sliding out……

Getting the nature blues

Cee’s Mid-week Madness Challenge: November Colour Blue

This is the song that came into my head when composing this post. It is a golden oldie from the 50’s