The Bearded Iris

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Detail

You probably have seen lots of photos of Bearded Iris especially on Cee’s FOTD Do you know why they are called a Bearded Iris. Lets have a look at some detail shall we?

Here is the Bearded Iris that I hold dear as it is a memory of a friend
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A little closer, viewed from the top, and you can see the Iris a bit clearer
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Once you look you can see the “beard”190714_blog_challenge_detail_bearded_iris2

Wonderful little beard
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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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stingless native bee_flying_day lily_flower_orange_garden_named_home_nov 2018

 

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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

 

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And a rose for each of the Fab Fourrose_pink_named_caniaba_oct 2018

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Much loveEastern Rosellas
Thank you and good nightsunset_yacht_golden_named_macleay_island_march 2019

Unique

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 51: Unique

I think I’ll stick to the uniqueness of around here.

Native Stingless Bee with a Jumping Ant looking onnative bee_close3_murraya paniculata flowers_home feb 2012

One of the many small Australian Native flowers that grow here
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A Rainbow Lorikeet in a Pink Euodia171206_blog challenge_letter p_parrot_rainbow lorikeets
Purple Fringe Lily170927_blog challenge_square sept_purple fring lily
Hyacinth Orchid that just pops up in the bush around the house170928_blog challenge_square in september_hyacinth orchid
Red-necked Wallaby and her Joeyred necked wallaby_joey1_home_feb 2012
Blue-banded Bee in  Blue Ginger flower180327_before and after_blue banded bee_blue ginger
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Native Sarsaparilla or Wisteria among Fringe Wattle flowerswisteria-native_wattle_named_home_aug-2016
Native Gardenia flower170929_blog challenge_square sept_native gardenia
Blue Triangle Butterflyblue triangle butterfly_side_named_binna burra_jan 2018

Delicate

The Lens-Artists Sunday Word prompt: Delicate

Caper Berry flower
caper berry flower_named_binna burra_jan 2015

Bee
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Superb Fairy Wren holding a gift for his mate
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Butterflies on flowers. Ever so delicate
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The tiny Water Snowflake flowers170718_blog challenge_water lilles_water snowflake

A Scarlet Honeyeater assessing the juiciest flower in the Pink Euodia
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Street Art in Toowoomba – Sculptures

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45: Street Art

Previously I have posted about the fabulous street art in Toowoomba. This time some of the sculptures that can be found around the city.

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Toowoomba Street Art

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #42: Creativity
Debbie from Travel with intent One Word Sunday: Memory

In January, I travelled to Toowoomba to see my daughter. One thing we enjoy is walking around the city discovering places and things. One day I said I wanted to walk the streets and lane ways to discover the street art. A memory of being in Toowoomba and seeing some of the local creativity on show.

I hope you enjoy a bit of a walk around looking at Street Art.

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Something Different

The word prompt from the Lens-artists challenge #40: Something Different

Recently I had some visitors from Taiwan who enjoyed their tea. They had something different to drink their tea from when travelling. I found the set quite interesting. I hope you do too.

The container
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Take off the lidtaiwanese_cups_tea_guests_durranbah bush retreat_oct 2018 (4)

Take out the cups. Put tea in the “teapot”
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Put the lid on to pour and strain the tea
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The first day of April

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Hello April

Seeing this photo challenge, I just took a few photos today to say hello April.

Sunrise
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Our Moon was still awake too190401_blog_challenge_hello_april_caniaba_moon_sunrise
The Blue-banded Bee was busy190401_blog_challenge_hello_april_durranbah_blue_banded_bee_pentas_flower

A Broad-palmed Rocket Frog said welcome home
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An Eastern Yellow Robin has returned to the garden now that it has been raining.
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I hope you enjoyed my first day of April

 

For those who may remember