Orange flowers and things
Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge November: Tangerine Orange Colour
I found a couple of old orange/tangerine photos and of course I had to have a Sooty Oystercatcher
Friday Floral in orange
The Photo Challenge word prompt: Orange
A Mixed Bunch of Dark Orange
The word prompt from maria at citySonnet: Dark Orange
The word prompt from Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge is Orange
Of course we go to nature for our orange. I found a selection that I think work better in a slideshow. What do you think?
With an orange sunset and clouds to say goodnight
This is October: Part Three
Part Three is some of the flowers in my world in October
I thought I would segue with some Native Stingless Bees who absolutely love Hippeastrums. This season was fabulous for Hippeastrums.
This is a Hippeastrum my neighbour Geoff gave me. Have a look at my blog Geoffs Garden
He also gave me there brilliant orange Hippeastrums.
The Nasturtiums enjoyed a bit of rain.
Some of the red flowers were hard to get the colour right. Their mauve insides looked lovely
The Azaleas flowered well this year too.
The Gerbera flowered well too
I am sure this flower was looking back at me.
A new Bromiliad flowered showing its pink and blues.
The Blue Ginger was waiting to burst forth.
Celosia flowers are hard to photograph to show their brilliance
Same with red Celosia
Love the veins and purple flower
The White Hydrangea with its blue “buttons”
Grafton, the city near my place is the Jacaranda City. This is the road to my place.
The many little flowers of the Lomandra
When a Lolly Bush is in flower you follow the scent of lollies to find the flowers.
The Brilliant yellow of a water plant in my dam
Now for some native flowers that are around my place. Most of these flowers are smaller than your little finger nail
The Silky Oak flowers in the morning sun.
Native Frangipanni flowers in a pot near my front door. In the evening the scent of the flowers is heavenly.
Back to the tiny Native Flowers.
I love these tiny purple/blue star shaped flowers.
Some of the flowers are a bit hairy.
This native flower is so tiny.
Another star shaped purple flower
A Mistletoe in the afternoon sun.
Only Part Four to go….ready?
Flowers bugs and birds
The many wanderings around the north coast of NSW has taken me to many places, seen many things and of course taken many photos. The last wandering took in the warm days of Spring. The flowers are blooming and many of the birds are coming back to the gardens.
The Calendulas are looking great in the garden.
The Gerberas just stand out in the sunshine.
Lemon trees are full of buds. It’s hard to imagine that this little flower will turn into a lemon.
All through the garden the nasturtiums are a riot of colour, brilliant reds and oranges.
I thought it would be good to look deep inside to see what they look like. The patterns and shapes are quite different.
The wisteria trailing over the arbour with the hanging blooms added a splash of mauve to the garden.
Lots of native flowers are looking good this year as well. The Egg and Bacon plants tiny flowers, only about 5 to 8mm across, are very showy.
With the onset of warm weather the insects are always present around the house and garden. This Crane Fly was hovering around and finally resting on a leaf.
The baby geckos are also on the move at night. This little bloke lives in the laundry.
The King Parrots send waves of reds and greens through the garden as the fly about the trees and bushes.
Whereas the Rainbow Lorikeets provide a constant chatter.
The old broken pot has made a great birdbath. The Wattlebird is a bit shy when bathing.
But doesn’t seem to mind sharing with the Spangled Drongo.
At Lismore Lake the birds are busy. The late afternoon has birds flying and singing everywhere. The Egrets stalk around the water plants, probably looking for an unsuspecting frog or fish.
The Superb Fairy Wrens were flitting about the shrubs.
I wondered why that little bloke was so intent of capturing my attention. A bit of an investigation found these two.
Back at home, the Scarlet Honeyeater kept a wary eye on me as he had a feed on the Bottlebrush flower.
A convenient post let the Eastern Whipbird call his mate.
The sunsets are quite spectacular this time of year, it must be time to go.
The candles are lit so time to settle down for a bit relaxing after a busy day wandering about. Good night.