The Bee

Sunshines Macro Monday – 5

I am keeping with my plant theme for a bit longer – flower, leaf, bark (with a spiders web) and water drops. So now a Stingless Native Bee. These bees are about 5mm in size so just perfect for Macro Monday. I think the pollen sacks are full

native bee_flying_hybiscus_close_home_jan2012

Yellow stuff

Terri’s Sunday Stills this week is Mellow #Yellow

Just lots of yellow
The flowers – most are native flowers from my placeyellow star flower1_named

 

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Flowers from elsewhere
gazania_yellow01_tucabia_named_oct 2014

 

water lily02_yellow_clarrie hall dam_named_oct  2014

 

yellow flower_binna burra_named_nov 2014
Subtle yellow with a bonus grasshopper in my gardenyellow diedes_home_named_dec 2014

 

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Yellow-faced Honeyeaters are always around the gardenyellow-faced-honeyeater_named_home_nov-2016
Tiny pom pom native flowers that are in abundance hereyellow-puff-balls_named_home_feb-2017
Small Grass Yellow Butterflies are speciallarge grass yellow_named_tucabia_june 2017
What would yellow be if I didn’t include Bobbin, the Eastern Yellow Robineastern yellow robin_chair_named_binna burra_feb 2018

Goodnight

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Sing along

Fly

The word prompt for Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Fly

We look at the word fly
What do we see
Of course I see a fly
Sitting on my arm
Ready to bite
march fly_nov 2013
Or is it
A spider and a fly
caught in the web
Buzzing, thrashing
Awaiting the inevitable
spider and the fly_binna burra_jan 2014
Or perhaps a butterfly
Sitting upon a leaf
Resting after a long flight
Showing it’s splendor
Enjoying the Sun
common crow butterfly_named_grafton_nov 2017
Maybe a Dragonfly
Looking about
Watching the camera
To ensure a capture
Of its good side
dragonfly02_binna burra_named_dec 2015
But it is always
a Fly that keeps
Coming back to the thoughts
When Fly is mentioned
Some doing laps of a jug
fly_named_home_oct-2016
But Butterfly is the best
Resplendent in colour
As it sits atop a flower
Drinking the nectare
In The morning suncommon jezabel butterfly_named_binna burra_may 2018
But no
It is always a fly
A large horsefly
Buzzing around waiting
To find a place to bitetriclista-singularis-horse-fly06_named_home_jan-2017
Who could dislike
Those splendid features
Eyes that can see
In multiple facets
A proboscis ready to draw blood
fly_named_home_march 2017
But some may venture
Further afield
And wish to fly
To be aloft
ready to exploreplane2_flying_lismore air show_named_july 2018
I seem to think of birds
There are many a bird
Who will invoke the fly
A Leaden Flycatcher
Will make you think Flyrestless flycatcher_face_front_home_named_feb 2014
Soaring above
The sky it’s domain
A Square-tailed Kite
Showing us the wonder
Of being able to flysquare-tailed-kite_flying_named_home_sept-2016

But for most of us
When we see the word
Fly
It is mostly the humble
Little creature – The Fly
fly_yellow face_named_home_march 2017

Blue #10 – Black and Blue

This months square challenge from Becky: Blue

The theme for July is ‘blue‘, and as always it is totally up to you how you interpret the square theme but here are Beckys suggestions for how we might stay connected on our square adventures this month.

  1. be a ‘Bolt from the Blue’ – something unexpected or surprising
  2. explore ‘Into the wide blue yonder‘ – sky, sea or maybe a location that is appealingly unknown and mysterious
  3. simply be ‘Blue – whether that’s azure, cobalt, sapphire, cerulean, navy, ultramarine, indigo, or turquoise
  4. and there is an extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine two of these, or maybe even all three?

Whatever you decide to do, please remember there is a rule if you want to part of the Square Gang and be sure your squares make into the gallery.

I found this little bloke when splitting the firewood. Actually I found him in the wheelbarrow as I was taking the wood inside. Yes it is a scorpion. A small Australian Native Scorpion a Rainforest Scorpion, Hormurus waigiensis I think. It is about 5cm long. Despite it’s reputation of its cousins, the Australian Scorpionaren’t poisonous (I know lets down the reputation of Australia being a deadly place lol)  Even if stings do occur, these are usually just a painful irritation, because none of our known scorpions have fatal venom.

It also helped that once the tray of the wheelbarrow was blue.

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Another Aussie music, this time some blues

 

Lens-Artists Challenge #53 – Your Choice

It’s their one year anniversary so congratulations to Tina Amy Ann-Christine and Patti

There has been some suggestions for the topics to post so I am just going to go with things I enjoy photographing which I have found brings other photographers into my life who I like to refer to as my blog family. Those who comment to say what they like and offer suggestions but in all everyone is positive in their outlook, photos and friendship as well. No words of explanation as I said to a fellow blogger who said captions help, I like you to interpret my photos as you see them. Some of these have bought smiles to faces which is something I find is the reaction closest to my heart. Ready? Let’s go……….

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dietes_flower_named_home_nov 2018

 

stingless native bee_flying_day lily_flower_orange_garden_named_home_nov 2018

 

180117_odd ball_cow toy

 

moonlight_water_rain_caniaba_feb 2019

 

moon-flower03_named_binna-burra_dec-2016

 

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on the road_art fun_named_jackadgery_feb 2018

 

white_faced_heron_sooty_oystercatcher_named_chinamans_beach_april 2019

 

crab art02_named_emerald beach_march 2017

 

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beach-reflection_named_ballina_feb-2017

 

rose robin1_named_home_july 2018
And a rose for each of the Fab Fourrose_pink_named_caniaba_oct 2018

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rose_pink_named_jiggi_dec 2017
Much loveEastern Rosellas
Thank you and good nightsunset_yacht_golden_named_macleay_island_march 2019