The nature of black and white

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: All About Nature

Leaf from a Sweet Potato plant

A Black-shouldered Kite keeps watch

Red-necked Wallaby joey having an enjoyable breakfast in my garden

A Koala in a tree at my besties place

Rose and the insects

A story in the day of a rose.

The rose didn’t mind that insects came to visit. Some were quite welcome although petal munches weren’t encouraged.

One morning a little green hopper was enjoying the sun after seeing the end of a tiny spider drop to the end of the flower.
Looking up after hearing this loud noise he exclaimed “What the hell is that!” knowing it wasn’t a bee. “It better know how to land without breaking anything!” he hoped.

As it grew closer the little green hopper started to think of finding a new flower to hang around in for a while.
“Someone like that would lower the tone of this fine neighbourhood” he said, “this is a place where every ones knows every one else and we can swap flower scent stories.”
No one wants to chat about big stinky folk next door

“Oh no” he sighed, here come the bees” “Once one drops in and heads off to do his waggle dance, the place just fills up with buzzing and flicking pollen” “Not good for my hay fever,” as he sniffled and could feel a huge sneeze coming on. “I’m heading out of here, see ya!”

See I told you didn’t I. Don’t blame me if you start to sneeze.

Cee’s FOTD

Now and before

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Close Up or Macro

I found a small spider having breakfast this morning

I’ve sorting photos I am still in the mid 2020’s. Can only do a few days at a time. Some of the date folders, (all my photos when I download go in to a misc folder), have a few photos and some days of discovery have over one hundred photos.

Australian Green Tree Frogs are the happiest looking frogs. This photo is from 28 Sept 2020

Life of a Crinum flower

I’ve lost track of the number in my series of the life of a flower so had to have a look. This one will be number ten, a Crinum, which has lots of common names – insert your local name here – it can be found growing along river banks around my part of Australia.

The flower begins life as a spear that comes up from the middle of the plant. Crinums are bulbs and like the soil to be moist a lot of the time. This time two spears are appearing.

Finally breaking free into gentle refreshing rain

Ready to unfurl in the morning sun

The spear has opened that more spears can appear, one by one the flowers take shape,

Finally all of the flowers have emerged into the sunshine

This is an over head. I am standing a few steps up to get it all in shot.

At last flowers have appeared. The ones from the second spear in the rear, are yet to open

They have lovely colours

I tried to get a photo of any insects who visit the flowers. Some tiny bees were there but I didn’t get a photo. But I did find that little spiders set up home

There are always flowers in the waiting

After a while they start to decline. They would be short lived vase flowers I think.

Still a few last lot of buds as more flowers sag

The browning off is the last. It is funny how quickly they go from here to actually gone. Crinums do drop from the stalk as quickly as they appear

Cee’s FOTD

Water Reflections – Abstracts #66

Jez’s Water Water Everywhere #155

I enjoy producing these abstracts from reflections on water I find. Sometimes people say they see something in the photo.

How about with this weeks photo edited images, if you see something or have an interpretation I’d love to hear it. I was going to add titles this week but thought……Nah… can have a go, that’s of course if you want to 😥

This weeks spam – 5 December

Fandango’s Spam Comment Week 48 2022

Well here we are. Here is an interesting fact. My photo challenge, Last on the Card, is a post I use Sticky so it is at the top of my blog making it easy for people to find. Since then, most of the comments in my Spam are p0rn linked to Last on the Card.

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I hope you have fun with your spam too

5 Minutes Ago – 4 December

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #81

Another late start for me to get early morning skies for Hammad’s challenge. This week the sun is higher in the sky than last week. More clear blue skies so I hope it won’t be too hot as I have stuff to do today.

The morning sun is almost above the trees today

Time for a bit of morning sun

You can even more of the Eucalypts and the Hoop Pine as the morning sun bathes the leaves