Re-living the Past #23 – My First Greenish Photos

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

5 Minutes Ago – 3 September

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

Life of an Ivanhoe Grevillea flower

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

For Cee’s FOTD and
Bren’s Floral Friday #69

Last on the card – August 2022

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”

Here’s mine

From my Samsung Galaxy S9

From my Canon PowerShot A1200

From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS

From my Canon EOS 1300D