The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Peek
Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Texture
Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Ash
Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Greenish
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
Hammad’s Weekend Sky #72
The rain has returned after a bit of a dry Winter. It didn’t take long for the ground to get soggy again. There was 20mm in the rain gauge and it has been raining since yesterday afternoon. So todays weekend sky photos are back to grey clouds.
An appropriate song for your Weekend Sky
Here is another in flower series – the life of……..This is number seven and of course I will have some more with one in the getting ready stages now.
I posted an Ivanhoe Grevillea flower in my Last on the Card for August which a lot of people commented that it was a lovely flower. This is a cultivar from around 1967 that first appeared in the Victorian town of Ivanhoe, presumed hybrid between G. longifolia and G. caleyi
The bush flowers from Winter to Summer and attracts small birds. The flowers have been likened to a toothbrush but I like to call it a Hedgehog flower. What do you think?
It is hard to get a whole picture of the bush as the flowers are up to around 5cm in length.
The buds start of like small berries closely grouped together
After a while they start to separate
Then the styles start to appear
The buds begin to separate more as more styles or stamen appear presenting the floral tubes or ovaries in the case of a male or female flower
Opening further to greet the morning sun
Almost totally unfurled beginning to reveal the full flower
Almost ready to show everything as the flower is getting ready to fully open
The underside has a certain insect or marine creature look don’t you think?
A female flower with their styles, stigma and pollen presenters
This flower is in decline. A loss of colour and a separation of the styles
The last throws as the flower starts to degrade
The final signs of life as it ebbs away
Paula’s WOW – Words of Wisdom #3
“Bees do have a smell, you know,Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
and if they don’t they should,
for their feet are dusted with spices
from a million flowers.”
Last Photo for August 2022
How wonderful to have thirty-six people show us their last photos for July. There was one hundred and ninety-four views, with sixty-eight likes and many thanks to those thirty-six people who contributed their good and not so good photos.
Like a lot of people I forget and am surprised at what was the last photo on the four devices I use to take photos. I went from –
- you wonder why
- to an accidental image
- getting ready for a post
- to careful framing would be better
So let’s see what you have for August 2022. There isn’t a time limit so you can post your last photos anytime. The last photo for the month will always be the last photo
The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st August.
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”
From my Samsung Galaxy S9
From my Canon PowerShot A1200
From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS
From my Canon EOS 1300D
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-made Items