Life among the flowers

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge April: Close up or macro

There are some Grevilleas in my garden flowering, a last hurrah before Winter. You wouldn’t call this one other than Coconut Ice would you?

In a Honey Gem flower, a tiny Stingless Native Bee is getting right in there.

A Beetle and a Bee share a Honey Gem flower

How cute is a Stingless Native Bee on the end of the flower. The bee is about the size of a match head, if any one remembers matches 😂

Butterflies add so much colour, Scarlet Jezebels even more so

The Robyn Gordon takes a piece of all the colours and keeps things snug. The larger Honeyeaters like these flowers

Like the Blue-faced Honeyeaters

and the Noisy Friarbirds

Checking me out

Don’t hold Your Breaths: Bird of the Week

Well, thanks to Lisa’s post I now have another photo challenge on my list one that will be very easy for me and is close to my heart. Bung up a bird photo, link to IJ’s site and there you go.

First off I was being spied on as I was spying on an eastern Spinebill in a Firesticks Grevillea.

From Don’t Hold Your Breath
There aren’t many places on WordPress where bird watchers can share posts. If you post any photos of birds this week (starting today and up to next Monday), it would be great if you could leave a link in the comments, or a pingback, for others to follow. There is no compulsion to post a recent photo, but it would help others to know when and where you saw the bird. You might consider using the tag “Bird of the Week” in case people search for old posts using it.

Breakfast in the garden

Denzil’s Nature Photo Challenge: Patterns

This is what happened one day a while ago. Has been a thought for a post for a while. Finding Denzils challenge of patterns in nature, these photos fit the bill. Well there’s only a small amount of variation but I hope you’ll enjoy having breakfast with a female Satin Bowerbird and later, a Blue-faced Honeyeater comes along.

“Oh wow, I just love these Grevillea flowers for breakfast even if I have to get on tip-toes”

“You just have to get those early morning drops of sweetness”

“If I can get right in, there are new drops of nectar just waiting for me”

“A few more licks here and then I’m done”

“But I really should look under here and have a good check, just in case”

“Better make sure there’s nothing left on the top either”

“Hey! That looks really sweet and juicy over there. Mind if I join you?”

“Not at all. You can have the flowers on that side of the tree”

“I’ll stay over here and show off my patterns to everyone, one last time”

A few macros

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge October: Close Up or Macro

A ferocious Grasshopper defends the garbage bin

An Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly enjoys a sip of nectar

Getting in close to a Firesprite Grevillea flower

Around here

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Walk 50 steps or less and take a new photo(s)

I walked out of my front door. I have a few ways to walk fifty steps so I made the decision to go up both directions of the driveway. First I went up the left hand side driveway. I didn’t know what I would find and luckily there were these wood fungi.

Fifty steps up the right hand side of the driveway are Grevilleas which are in flower

Opposite the Grevillea flowers are the Ivory Curl trees and they have finished flowering but now they have these lovely seed pods

Going down the path towards the back of my house is the shade house and my Begonias are flowering

It’s mine

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Duel

Sometimes not is all good fun and friendliness in the garden. One day I heard a bit of a ruckus outside and found that there was a disagreement of the ownership of the Grevillea in the garden.

Instead of my usual photos, here is something a bit different. No one was seriously hurt making this video. Lots of noise and posturing.

Robins in the garden

Todays Prompt: Robin

How could I not post and share with a prompt like this

Here is a female Eastern Yellow Robin.

The male Eastern Yellow Robins are a bit more colourful

The little Rose Robins are a treat to see

And for something completely different a Robin Gordon Grevillea