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I had intended doing a walk around the garden today but rain, glorious rain stopped that adventure. Here is a bit of a glimpse at my garden from the 2020 archives.
OK. This is the first go at using the editor for my monthly wrap-up. I usually write about the photos before the image and now I may have to use captions. I reckon you should know what the image is before you see it not after, especially for those who follow my blog and are a bit “wary” of my spiders and snakes. I like to put in a warning. Loading the images individually would solve this but it may be time consuming, we’ll see anyway.
May was the last of Autumn and I did get out and about as this is a lovely time of year here, not too hot and the Winters chill hasn’t fully arrived. Many flowers are blooming and some on the wane. There are the usual birds still around and haven’t departed for warming climates and the Winter birds are yet to arrive.
Maybe I should start with the misty mornings that are part of the landscape.
I bet you are wondering about Joey and how he’s been getting on, so let’s visit him and Mum first on a wet morning.
There is also another new Joey in the garden
The birds – Tiny, the King Parrot, was still around in May with his partner
The insects are slowing down although there are still some Butterflies about. A selection from my place and my Besties
Speaking of flowers, I did manage to capture a couple of blooms in my Besties garden as there was a bit more rain at her place than at mine. I don’t have many flowers in my garden.
Here is the random images found while in Tenterfield, a town about 150kms from my place in the tablelands.
Sometimes Red-necked Wallabies are quite dainty eaters
I love finding Koalas when we go for a walk. This Koala did wake up and wonder what we were doing chatting away while it was trying to sleep
The Sunset on the way home from Tenterfield was rather special. Amazing reds and oranges. This was the afternoon I captured the Raven at sunset one of my favourite photos for May
Our Moon is up so I better get going.
Hope you enjoyed a stroll through my May. Did you have a favourite image? This did take a bit longer than usual and I couldn’t jump around with the images as it was easier to do them in groups. Was the setting out ok and did it flow well enough for you? Thanks for the visit and see you again soon.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature
Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Opening
This is an experiment on using the new editor photo gallery. I prefer to show my photos in full. Does this way of viewing photos work for you? Please let me know
A bit of Aussie music for you
I do have a few bees around here so lets celebrate #WorldBeeDay together.
Without bees our world would be so different. Bees are the life blood of our plants, all plants even those that some consider weeds.
This gallery of bees are all photos from over the years. Please enjoy
One of the first bee photos I posted way back in 2013. A Blue-banded Bee zooming around my garden
I have lots of Australian Native Stingless Bees. They are quite small, about 5mm. This one is harvesting pollen from a Bangalow Palm flower that had fallen. Aren’t the pollen sacks full!!
Carpenter Bees love coming around my garden when the Cassia trees are in flower.
Considered a weed, Singapore Daisies are food for bees.
As are Fireweed flowers
One of a lot of peoples favourite photos of a Stingless Native Bee with a Lilli Pilli flower
A Carpenter Bee foraging in a pink Lilli Pilli flower
Stingless native Bees love Crosus flowers too.
Blue-banded Bees and Blue Ginger flowers go together.
Another weed flower that bees love
The herb Basil should always be left when it goes to flower as bees love the flowers.
Zinnia flowers are bee favourites as well
Day Lilliesare great calling cards for bees
When the Pentas are flowering they are irresistible to Teddy Bear Bees
Salvia flowers are always on the bees shopping list
Getting up close with a bee and a Zinnia flower
I love Teddy Bear Bees
Sunshine’s Macro Monday #40
Jez’s Fan Of…..#65
Jez’s fan of…… is blue sky backdrop. I must admit I am a fan of blue skies as well
Always good to get that outline of a building
A Black Kite flying is best against a blue sky
Our Moon in the day is wonderful with blue instead of black
Just a hint of blue sky for a contrast
Small so the blue sky is big
Airplanes are always winging off into the far blue yonder
Soaring Ibis wheeling about a blue sky
A bit of contrast for a Hibiscus flower to stand out
The next blue sky is a spider for those who just can’t, but zoom past for a great Aussie song
OK here comes the unusual yes it’s a Golden Orb Weaver Spider
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