Last on the Card – May 2022

Last month things seemed to have cooled off a bit but there were a couple of new bloggers who discovered Last on the Card from others posts and posted their photos. Sometimes I wonder if this photo challenge has run it’s time? Oh well lets get on with your wonderful and perhaps not so wonderful photos. As you can see from mine that this May I managed to get a few crap photos for my Last Photos. I am not precious about showing my duds and hope you can do the same.

So let’s see what you have for May 2022

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st May.
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

Pentas flowers bring lots into the garden

Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Abundance

I love how Pentas flowers always attract insects to the garden and sometimes the occasional small honeyeaters will stop for a snack.

Blue-banded Bees always seem to be buzzing about

Hornets get a bit of sustenance as well

The wonderfully named Teddy Bear Bee pops in from time to time

At the moment there are a lot of Lemon Migrant Butterflies in the garden

Always have the many varieties of Line-Blue Butterflies around

Most years Caper White Butterflies stop in on their migration

Australian Painted Lady Butterflies look striking on the Pentas flowers

One of my favourite butterflies, Blue Triangles are always welcome

Scarlet Jezebels love the sweet flavour

Orchard Swallowtails are the largest butterflies in the garden. Their wings are always moving to keep balance

I don’t have many visitors to the pink Pentas flowers. A couple of days ago I noticed one of the bushes moving and saw a Fuscous Honeyeater feeding

Eastern Spinebills like to drop in often

Also for Cee’s FOTD

Seeds and other things

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge November Alphabet: Two S’s in the word

Seeds

Grass seeds at sunset

Dandelion

More grass seeds at sunset

Grass seeds in the morning

Lomandra seeds

Dancing Lady Hibiscus flower

Grass Trees

Grasshoppers

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Rosella

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Common Albatross Butterfly

Common Grass Dart Butterfly on a yellow Dietes flower

Lots of orange and green

Cee’s Mid-week Madness Challenge: October Colour – Oranges and or Light Green
Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares
Life in Colour October: Orange

OK I lied I’m not going to post lots of photos, just a select few

#BrightSquares

Rainbow Lorikeet and Honey Gem Grevillea from #KindaSquare

Orange Palm Dart Butterfly

A native flower on my place

A Lesser Wanderer Butterfly

Leopard Lily flower with a bonus gold bummed ant in my garden

Eastern Spinebill in the Honey Gem Grevillea

One of my favourite Frangipannis

Wanderer Butterfly

Cumquats and water drops

Harmony in the bath

Kates Friday Fun: Harmony

Enjoy a bit of Harmony as you have a look at the selection of birds in the bird baths over the years. Click on any photo to enlarge if it takes your fantasy.

The art of flying

Bren’s Photo for the Week – 64 – Creative

Sometimes I get in the mood to try something else with my photos. I had a random pick of a photo and decided, nah that’s too hard, so went to an image I liked and did a few changes. I didn’t do a collage like Bren’s fabulous image, just a bit of editing.

What do you think of my Eastern Spinebill and the Grevillea flower?

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Magical

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 63: Magical

The Lens-Artists want to know what is magical for me. I love finding something new and getting the best photo I can to share with everyone. The comments are quite magical too. Here is a selection of the magical way my eye converts what I see into an image for you.

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Yesterday in the garden

I was doing a bit of building work on the shed yesterday. In the afternoon I decided to have a break and was sitting on the step when there was a flash through the garden and onto the hibiscus. I was used to seeing Yellow-faced Honeyeaters getting a snack from the last red flowers. This time it was a smaller different coloured bird. Then all of a sudden other birds came swooping through the garden.

Here is just almost a half hour in  the garden.

The Peaceful Doves are always around. They are small and can get through the wire around the chooks yard and house. They always have a supply of food.
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Of course this isn’t in the garden. The dam is quite low so I was surprised to see three Pacific Black Ducks swimming aroundpacific_black_ducks_dam_home_jackadgery_june 2019

Out front, this Grevillea is flowering. The Eastern Spinebill loves coming in to get the nectar. Sometimes they like to hover like Hummingbirds while their bill is in the flowerseastern_spinebill_grevillea_garden_home_jackadgery_june 2019
Every Winter there is a small flock of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters who stay at my place.yellow_faced_honeyeater_garden_home_jackadgery_june 2019

Eastern Yellow Robins are always around. When the heat of Summer is on, they spend more time in the gullies that surround the house. Yesterday there was two Robins who chased each other around the garden
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This is the visitor I have been waiting for, that first flash though the garden. Every year the little lovely Rose Robins arrive to add that splash of colour to the Winter garden.
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I hope you enjoyed a quick half-hour in my garden with me.