So much of what I see and find could be out of this world. What do you think?
Here is a quick selection.
Some flowers have another world feel to them like this Lilli Pilli flower.
Reflections on water give the ordinary something else
or give a ghostly image
The insect world always is otherworldly
A hatching Cicada is even stranger that the cicada or shell it leaves behind
Caterpillars are so weird as they munch their way through their short lives. This caterpillar one day will be a beautiful Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly
A tiny Jewel Spider is one of the most amazing looking spiders on my place. It is around 10-15mm
Another jewel, the beauty of the Common Crow Butterfly chrysalis
The amazing structure and colours of Dragonflies lovely to see zooming about but up close they are so different
Of course fungi are the most strange and out of this world plants I could have done a whole post just on fungi. Finger Fungi are the most weird
Truly out of this world
Congratulations, you have just scrolled through the bushboys world post number 5,000!!!
This made me look at my stats which I haven’t for ages. Thank you to the 2,330 people who follow my blog, I didn’t realise there were that many but we know that the number of real bloggers and people is much less.
From 2014 with 4,372 views, 77 likes and 25 comments to 2022 with 74,645 views, 45,687 likes and 19,953 comments
Thank you to everyone who contributes their good and not so good photos. This year is the third year of you being brave enough to show everyone your last photo for the month. It doesn’t have to be on the very last day of the month if you didn’t take any photos. Maybe it was Christmas Day the last photo was taken. I wonder if there will be any fireworks photos?
So let’s see what you have for December 2022
The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st December or whenever your last photo was taken. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate. 3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do 4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments 5. Tag “The Last Photo”
Here’s mine. I seem to have a floral theme going on.
The mornings cool breeze was still softly blowing as the days suns rays began to be felt upon my skin. I wondered what has been happening over at the house dam. From the house I have seen more and more flowers appearing, water lilies with their large showy blue blooms.
“Do you want to come with me over to the house dam?” “Let’s take the short cut and climb through the fence rather than walk to either of the gates. Be careful. Look!” “Doesn’t the dam look lovely? The green of leaves, stems and stalks with splashes of blues, pinks and yellow.”
Just then something whizzed past my ear. What was that I wondered? Looking around I can see what it is. “Come over here but slowly. It’s a Water Lily and a Dragonfly”
Out on the dam there’s lots happening. The frogs are too fast and have plip plopped into the water as we get along the edge of the dam wall. “It would good to get a classic frog on a lily pad photo wouldn’t it.” “Make sure you have your camera at the ready.”
Over there is an early flower just opened, not yet had its blue hue applied. “Some of the Stingless Native Bees are already flying in and out with pollen sacs full I guess.” “Come let’s go a bit further around this way. I am sure something was over here.” “Did you see that?”
A Red Skimmer Dragonfly swooped the water and then nestled in among the reeds. Never one to sit still for long, he was gone in a flash. “Did you see where he went?”
“On the flower over there can you see the two tiny Stingless Native Bees?” They are about 10mm long. The bee in the rear has pollen sacs that look quite full. “Those yellow lumps on the rear legs are sacs where they store the pollen for the flight back to the hive.”
Maybe just sit here for a while longer shall we and enjoy the peace and sounds of the bush that surrounds us. “I have a marmalade sandwich under my hat if you would like to share?”
This selection of photos range from 2014 to 2017. Perhaps you may have seen the before. Some are favourites I re-do for challenges and some you may have not seen before.
Yes there maybe a snake involved so perhaps I’ll make it into a slideshow so those who find nature not to there liking can skip past.
1 A Green-banded Line Blue Butterfly 2 Just a stack of bottles in a restaurant 3 There’s your Green Tree Snake 4 King Parrot feathers 5 A Green Tree Frog 6 Reflections on water. One of these started my interest in doing water reflection abstracts 7 A Dragonfly
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