Some may be disturbed, others fascinated

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures
Jez’s Macro Textures #2 and I’m a Fan of #105: Insects
Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Insect

Little soldier, little insect, you know war it has no heart

Blue-banded Bee cruising through

The Dragonfly

A Cicada with water drops

A very very small Jewel Spider

An Assassin Bug

Just wandered onto my computer screen

OK you know what’s coming

It’s big

It’s hairy

It’s beautiful

But if you have to go on go back up and listen to the song again

Lit by the sun

The Photo a Week Challenge: Backlit

This post is an experiment in using my photos utilising a separate WP site to hold my photos. This blog’s media is getting full and try as I might I can’t delete enough photos fast enough to reduce my storage. Thanks to Jude for suggesting doing this and her helpful tips. Let’s see if I can do it and it works.

Palms at sunrise

The early morning upside down spider

Whoo hoo. It works and is easy to do

A lot of S’s

The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #136: Subjects Starting With the Letter – S

The Sun is rising so lets go with a lot of S’s to get through

Shoes

Spanish Steps in Rome

Street light in Toowoomba Australia

A Singing Currawong

Sea Eagle keeping watch

Shell on the Sand

Silver Gulls enjoying the surf

Striated Pardalote

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet enjoying a Snack

A Spangled Drongo looking Spangly

A Scarlet Jezebel Butterfly also having a Snack

Scarlet Honeyeater – a jewel in my garden

Soft Shelled Snail

A Skink about to make a Snack of a Soft Shelled Snail

Sunset

and of course the don’t look section

don’t bother going any further you lot

You were warned as per the mountains of comment I have had

Going to start now

This is a warning photo of what might be coming

Spiders Web

St Andrews Cross Spider

A natural insect control in my house, a Huntsman Spider

A harmless Green Tree Snake

See that wasn’t too bad was it. Here’s some flowers for recovery

Come to Durranbah for a minute or two

Lens-Artist Challenge #135: Glimpse Into Your World

This will be a few images of my world, not much to say. I guess I should thank everyone for pushing me to do a post. The choices of photos is too large to contemplate so how about I just do a small selection of photos from around my place.

It is a beautiful world

The sealed section for those who dislike the “scary” nature I have here is following

Look away now

Yes you….do it or don’t tell me I didn’t warn you but you really can look at spiders and snakes and ants. I promise they won’t leap from the screen. Anyway they are in small size to make your viewing more comfortable.

This is January 2021

January has been a quiet month for me but then again a lot of the photos I have posted I didn’t include again. The rain was here for most of the month thank goodness and that had made the grass as well as the flowers and plants in the garden have a lovely season. No there aren’t any Hibiscus in this post, you’ll have to go back a day or so to see those flowers.

I don’t think this is a post that will need a snack or drink but do sit back and enjoy. Here’s another bit of Aussie music to listen as you scroll through my January.

I am going to start with some of the insects who have popped into the garden to check out the flowers

I love this red dragonfly so I had to put it in again 🙂

These two were intent on making more Dragonflies

I thought I had found a new butterfly. It is very similar to a Black Jezebel but the markings are a bit different. I may have to ask an entomologist. Not the best photo but it just didn’t sit still long enough.

The Orchard Swallowtails, one of the biggest butterflies, have been cruising the garden.

I found a small Line Blue Butterfly looking at me. It is sitting on the tip of a Frangipanni leaf.

There was a lot of these Shield Bugs on a bush lemon tree and they really let me know not to get too close

Looking at my little Curry Leaf Tree with its fruits from the top down.

The Lolly Bush has had the most amazing flowering. I have seen the white flowers but this is the first time I have seen the bush do this. I was just walking down the paddock and saw the bright red balls everywhere.

A bit of a closer view

The Tea Trees have had such a wonderful flowering as well. The bees are quite content.

I didn’t go walking in the bush that much in January, too wet and hot, so I didn’t find many fungi. This tiny one was in the garden. Yes there are still some remnants from the fire twelve months ago

I did find some lovely soft mosses.

The Frangipannis looked wonderful this year.

The Ivory Curl flower bud? showed with it’s intricate curly bits which open out to make the full flower. It is endemic to Australia and is from the Proteaceae family.

The wonderful Double Delight Rose from my besties garden.

A Peaceful Dove getting the morning sun

A Yellow-faced Honeyeater drying off in the sun after a quick dip in the birdbath

The Blue-faced Honeyeater on the unfurled palm frond looking a bit worried

You have all seen Tiny, the King Parrot who likes to hang around my place. This is one of his young from last year who is morphing into his male feathers. They come back to the garden every now and then too.

This is the young one from this years hatching.

Yes they do actually hang about my place and sometimes get a bit close. My daughter was on the verandah talking to Tiny when there were six King Parrots on the verandah rail. By the time I came back with my camera, two had flown off. The two at the far end are a couple. Tiny is on the left where you can see her hand and Tiny is not sure whether to go closer.

One morning I was in the kitchen getting breakfast and looking out of the window I wondered who frightened the plants on the front verandah.

OK, time’s up. The sun is setting over the hill. I love these trees. Can you see them in the next photo?

Here is the full sky one evening.

Hope you enjoyed a look at my January 2021. Did you have a favourite photo?
Also for Su’s Changing Seasons

Pump it up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

When this song first came out, I wasn’t all that keen but try not to dance, even if it’s in you chair being active for a moment or two….c’mon get your party started…..get your booty on the bus now….make my day

Speaking of being pumped up, look at the legs on this Teddy Bear Bee. I know………cute name for such a muscular bloke but they are quite OK at being who they are. They are a solitary bee is the Teddy Bear Bee, and they make their nest in the ground like other Australian native bees. On my blog there is always Blue-banded Bees somewhere.

A pumped up Teddy Bear Bee on a Pentas flower in my garden